Razor-Agents - Collection of files for checking, reporting, and
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 http://razor.sourceforge.net/.
First a razorhome directory should be created where log, conf, and
cached server information will live. This is done via "-create" option
to razor-admin(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, razor-report(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(5) manpage.
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 razor-agent.conf(5).
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>
razor-agent.conf(5), razor-check(1), razor-admin(1), razor-report(1),