Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::ASN - SpamAssassin plugin to look up the Autonomous System Number (ASN) of the connecting IP address.
loadplugin Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::ASN asn_lookup asn.routeviews.org _ASN_ _ASNCIDR_ add_header all ASN _ASN_ _ASNCIDR_
This plugin uses DNS lookups to the services of
http://www.routeviews.org/ to do the actual work. Please make sure that your use of the plugin does not overload their infrastructure - this generally means that you should not use this plugin in a high-volume environment or that you should use a local mirror of the zone (see
This plugin allows you to create template tags containing the connecting IP's AS number and route info for that AS number.
The default config will add a header that looks like this:
X-Spam-ASN: AS24940 188.8.131.52/18
where "AS24940" is the ASN and "184.108.40.206/18" is the route announced by that ASN where the connecting IP address came from. If the AS announces multiple networks (more/less specific), they will all be added to the
_ASNCIDR_ tag, separated by spaces, eg:
X-Spam-ASN: AS1680 220.127.116.11/15 18.104.22.168/16
The standard ruleset contains a configuration that will add a header containing ASN data to scanned messages. The bayes tokenizer will use the added header for bayes calculations, and thus affect which BAYES_* rule will trigger for a particular message.
Note that in most cases you should not score on the ASN data directly. Bayes learning will probably trigger on the _ASNCIDR_ tag, but probably not very well on the _ASN_ tag alone.
http://www.routeviews.org/ - all data regarding routing, ASNs etc
http://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/show_bug.cgi?id=4770 - SpamAssassin Issue #4770 concerning this plugin
No in-depth analysis of the usefulness of bayes tokenization of ASN data has been performed.
Use this to lookup the ASN info in the specified zone for the first external IP address and add the AS number to the first specified tag and routing info to the second specified tag.
If no tags are specified the AS number will be added to the _ASN_ tag and the routing info will be added to the _ASNCIDR_ tag. You must specify either none or both of the tags. Tags must start and end with an underscore.
If two or more asn_lookups use the same set of template tags, the results of their lookups will be appended to each other in the template tag values in no particular order. Duplicate results will be omitted when combining results. In a similar fashion, you can also use the same template tag for both the AS number tag and the routing info tag.
asn_lookup asn.routeviews.org asn_lookup asn.routeviews.org _ASN_ _ASNCIDR_ asn_lookup myview.example.com _MYASN_ _MYASNCIDR_ asn_lookup asn.routeviews.org _COMBINEDASN_ _COMBINEDASNCIDR_ asn_lookup myview.example.com _COMBINEDASN_ _COMBINEDASNCIDR_ asn_lookup in1tag.example.net _ASNDATA_ _ASNDATA_