vipul | 3 Jul 18:51 2004

Release candidate: razor-agents 2.61

Folks,

I've put up a release candidate for 2.61 at
http://razor.sourceforge.net/beta/razor-agents-2.61-beta.tar.gz

If some of you would try it out and confirm it works, I'll
do a real release.

cheers,
vipul

Jordan Ritter | 3 Jul 23:28 2004

Re: Release candidate: razor-agents 2.61

Highly recommended, folks.  I've been using it for the last week and
my average is 91% spam blocked (I don't use anything else).

It's both bugfixes and new features (including that signature
algorithm Vipul referenced a few weeks ago).

--jordan

On Sat, Jul 03, 2004 at 09:51:30AM -0700, vipul <at> cloudmark.com wrote:
# Folks,
#
# I've put up a release candidate for 2.61 at
# http://razor.sourceforge.net/beta/razor-agents-2.61-beta.tar.gz
#
# If some of you would try it out and confirm it works, I'll
# do a real release.
#
# cheers,
# vipul

Nate Davis | 3 Jul 23:35 2004

(no subject)

Hey Vipul,

I did an install over the top of my 2.40 and I have had no problems 
with the new beta version.  Seems to be a little faster than the old 
one :)

OS:  Centos-3.1 (RHEL 3 Distro)
SpamAssassin 2.63

Thanks again!
Nate

-------------------------------
Folks,

  I've put up a release candidate for 2.61 at
http://razor.sourceforge.net/beta/razor-agents-2.61-beta.tar.gz

  If some of you would try it out and confirm it works, I'll
  do a real release.

  cheers,
  vipul
  
vipul | 4 Jul 00:01 2004

RE: Release candidate: razor-agents 2.61

Super. I have received postive reports from two others so, unless something is discovered between now and then, I'll do a public release on Tuesday.

cheers,
vipul

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel J McDonald [mailto:djmcdona <at> io.com]
Sent: Sat 7/3/2004 2:01 PM
To: Vipul Ved Prakash
Subject: RE: [Razor-users] Release candidate: razor-agents 2.61

On Sat, 2004-07-03 at 14:14, vipul <at> cloudmark.com wrote:
> Oh, good.  Any sense of the percentage of messages on which it is
> hitting?
Out of 40 spams processed by amavis (system wide) in the past half hour,
Razor 2.61 missed one.  So it appears to be working for me.
And it claims to send a report when I do that from the command line.  I
haven't gotten any spam in my box that wasn't caught, so I haven't
reported a new spam to try that yet.  But it looks to be working fine
for Mandrake 10.0 and Mandrake 9.1 with spamassassin 2.6.3

It looks like amavis-new 20040701 will be released soon (Marc just
released rc5, and when I loooked at spamassassin 3.0 yesterday Justin
only had one bug - a timing thing with URIHRBL.  Should be lots of fun
making it all work right after all of those upgrades...
>
> cheers,
> vipul
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel J McDonald [mailto:djmcdona <at> io.com]
> Sent: Sat 7/3/2004 12:04 PM
> To: Vipul Ved Prakash
> Subject: Re: [Razor-users] Release candidate: razor-agents 2.61
>
> On Sat, 2004-07-03 at 11:51, vipul <at> cloudmark.com wrote:
> > Folks,
> >
> > I've put up a release candidate for 2.61 at
> > http://razor.sourceforge.net/beta/razor-agents-2.61-beta.tar.gz
> >
> > If some of you would try it out and confirm it works, I'll
> > do a real release.
>
> Ok, got one using amavis-new:
> Jul  3 14:01:22 ns1 amavis[23741]: (23741-01-3) spam_scan: hits=8.75
> tests=BAYES_00,HTML_COMMENT_RATIO,HTML_FONT_BIG,HTML_MESSAGE,MIME_HTML_NO_CHARSET,MIME_HTML_ONLY,MIME_HTML_ONLY_MULTI,OBFUSCATING_COMMENT,RAZOR2_CF_RANGE_51_100,RAZOR2_CHECK,STOCK_ALERT,STRONG_BUY
>
> Only thing left for me to check is a report.
> >
> > cheers,
> > vipul
> --
> Daniel J McDonald <djmcdona <at> io.com>
> Travis County Republican Party, Precinct 264
>
>
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A New Razor User | 4 Jul 02:31 2004

Re: Release candidate: razor-agents 2.61


> I've put up a release candidate for 2.61 at 
> http://razor.sourceforge.net/beta/razor-agents-2.61-beta.tar.gz
> 
> If some of you would try it out and confirm it works, I'll
> do a real release.

I have an existing high-volume SA-2.63 + Razor installation... am I correct
in assuming that I can just upgrade my Razor components into this
installation without too much pain?  Or will I need to rebuild my SA-2.63 stuff?

=R=

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Daniel J McDonald | 4 Jul 02:48 2004
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Re: Release candidate: razor-agents 2.61

On Sat, 2004-07-03 at 19:31, A New Razor User wrote:
> > I've put up a release candidate for 2.61 at 
> > http://razor.sourceforge.net/beta/razor-agents-2.61-beta.tar.gz
> > 
> > If some of you would try it out and confirm it works, I'll
> > do a real release.
> 
> I have an existing high-volume SA-2.63 + Razor installation... am I correct
> in assuming that I can just upgrade my Razor components into this
> installation without too much pain?

Yes.
>   Or will I need to rebuild my SA-2.63 stuff?
> 

Nope.  Just restart spamd when you are done.
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Andrew J Caines | 4 Jul 04:02 2004

Re: [Razor-users] Release candidate: razor-agents 2.61

Vipul,

> If some of you would try it out and confirm it works, I'll
> do a real release.

While I can't compare the relative efficiency with 2.40, razor-check
correctly identified all the recent spam I tested (which is not a fair
efficiency test since it's all old) and submission appears to be working
fine.

The new engine appears to be picked up and working:

Jul 03 21:49:53.791125 check[32078]: [ 8] Computed supported_engines: 4 8

This is running on FreeBSD 4.10-STABLE with Perl 5.8.4 from ports, with a
trivially modified mail/razor-agents port[1]. The port presumes you have
razor-agents-2.61-beta.tar.gz (nb. no -beta) in distfiles.

[1] http://halplant.com:88/software/FreeBSD/ports/razor-agents-2.61.tar
    http://halplant.com:88/software/FreeBSD/ports/razor-agents-2.61.diff
    http://halplant.com:88/software/FreeBSD/packages/razor-agents-2.61.tgz

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Vipul Ved Prakash | 6 Jul 10:21 2004
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[Announce] razor-agents 2.61

Folks, 

The latest version (2.61) of razor-agents is now available for
download from http://razor.sourceforge.net/

The highlight of the release is introduction of a new signature
scheme, Whiplash, based on canonical domain names present in the
message body of spam messages. Whiplash has been in use in the
Razor2/SpamNet backend and available to SpamNet users for a
while now, and this release makes it available to Razor2 users.

Here's the direct link to the download: 

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/razor/razor-agents-2.61.tar.gz?download

Here's the changelog: 

   * Introduced the Whiplash signature scheme. Whiplash
     signatures are based on canonical domain names present
     in URLs embedded in spam messages. A Whiplash signature
     is also a function of the length of the spam message.
     It's important to note that not all whiplashes are used
     as classifiers. The Whiplash engine is augmented by
     sophisticated logic on the Razor2 backend to select the
     Whiplashes that are used to filter spam.

   * Fixed a bug in MIME parser whereby some broken MIME
     mails were invisible to the system. [Bug #788723]

   * We override the "use_engines" parameter in the config
     file because this version supports different engines
     but leaves the config file untouched. [Bug #984374]

   * Engine 1 support completely removed. Engine 1 was a
     signature scheme compatible with the old razor v1
     signatures, which is no longer supported on the
     backend. [Bug #975490]

cheers,
vipul

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Kenny Chauug | 5 Jul 05:51 2004
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RE: Release candidate: razor-agents 2.61

Hi Vipul,
 
Yes, it works for me.  Using SA2.63 here.
 
Thanks,
K

From: razor-users-admin <at> lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:razor-users-admin <at> lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of vipul <at> cloudmark.com
Sent: Sunday, July 04, 2004 12:52 AM
To: razor-users <at> lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Razor-users] Release candidate: razor-agents 2.61

Folks,

I've put up a release candidate for 2.61 at
http://razor.sourceforge.net/beta/razor-agents-2.61-beta.tar.gz

If some of you would try it out and confirm it works, I'll
do a real release.

cheers,
vipul

Matt Kettler | 6 Jul 20:25 2004

Re: [Announce] razor-agents 2.61

At 04:21 AM 7/6/2004, Vipul Ved Prakash wrote:
>The latest version (2.61) of razor-agents is now available for
>download from http://razor.sourceforge.net/
>
>The highlight of the release is introduction of a new signature
>scheme, Whiplash, based on canonical domain names present in the
>message body of spam messages.

I'm very impressed so far. The upgrade from 2.40 went without a hitch and I 
saw a change in results almost immediately.

My historic razor 2.40 hit ratio was 19.89% (measured from mid-june till 
this morning).

Since upgrading to 2.61 this morning, razor has caught 27 out of 30 spams 
(90%). While it's a small sample, the difference in percentage is quite 
impressive.

I've had no FP's so far, although I did get one message posted to a 
spam-discussion list which had a test-virus attached that razor matched. I 
suspect it was the attachment, not the message, that caused a match, so I'm 
not really concerned about it. I've had several similar things happen 
before on that list, and my filtering is set up to handle frequent 
flaggings of messages containing spam or spam attachments on it.

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