Razor-Agents - Collection of files for checking, reporting, and revoking spam
Vipul's Razor is a distributed, collaborative, spam detection, reporting, and
filtering network. The primary focus of the system is to identify and remove
all email spam from the internet. Visit the website at
First a razorhome directory should be created where log, conf, and cached server
information will live. This is done via "-create" option to
(1). See man page for details.
You can immediately check spam using razor-check
(1). See man page for
To report spam, an identity must be registered. This is done via
"-register" option to razor-admin
(1). After that,
(1) and razor-revoke
(1) will work flawlessly.
All Razor-Agents share a configuration file. The contents of the configuration
file are detailed in the razor-agent.conf
Config file is computed before razorhome, in the following order:
-conf=/path/file.conf used if readable, else
<home>/.razor/razor-agent.conf used if readable, else
/etc/razor/razor-agent.conf used if readable, else
all defaults are used.
To see configuration defaults, do
razor-admin -create -conf=/tmp/razor2-defaults.conf
All Razor-Agents also share a razorhome directory, where identity, logging, and
cached information about servers is stored. Razorhome is computed after
configuration file, in the following order.
-home=/tmp/razor/ used if readable, else
'razorhome' from configuration file used if readable, else
<home>/.razor/ used if readable, else
<home>/.razor/ is created. if that fails,
NOTE: If there is no razorhome, razor-report and razor-revoke will
not work unless you specify -ident=/path/identity
razor-check will still work.
Besides those listed at the end with their own manpages, Razor Agents also has
the following files.
- Usually a symlink to identity file containing user+pass.
Used by razor-report(1) and razor-revoke(1).
- Default log file. To change, edit
- Cached list of Razor Servers. If more than one, they are
ordered by closest ping time.
- Cached info for <name> server. The "srl"
key in this file is compared against the server greeting, and if server's
is greater, new cache info is retrieved from the server.
- razor-check -d -debuglevel=9 mbox
- Checks spam in mbox. prints numbers for those found to be
spam. -d logs to stdout, -debuglevel=9 is verbose logging
- razor-admin -create -home=/home/chad/.razor -d -s
- Creates razorhome in /home/chad/.razor, log to stdout, does
not connect to server (-s simulate).
- razor-report spam -debuglevel=0
- sends spam to server, with no log msgs.
Vipul Ved Prakash, <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Chad Norwood <email@example.com>