Requesting the “Comparison Tool”
To request the “Comparison Tool,” you must have an active trial.
You may sign up for a trial at https://abusix.com/free-trial
Support will need to know if you need a Linux, mac or windows binary.
Download the “Comparison Tool” and make it executable:
$ chmod +x ami_compare_linux
If run without any options - it will output its usage and available command line options:
$ ./ami_compare.linux Usage: ami_compare.linux --apikey <apikey> --list <list> <filename> Options: --version Show version number [boolean] --apikey Abusix Mail Intelligence API key [required] --list DNS suffix of the DNSBL to compare against [required] --debug Write debug output to stderr [boolean] --cache Cache result data to reduce DNS load [boolean] -h, --help Show help [boolean] Copyright 2021, Abusix Inc. Node v8.17.0 (x64) Using DNS servers: 22.214.171.124 Not enough non-option arguments: got 0, need at least 1
For logfile mode, the tool requires a file containing a list of IPs to be checked. This list should be extracted from the log files of your production system(s). The logs should be at most two days old and as recent as possible for the best results. These can either be a simple de-duplicated list of IP addresses or a list containing a count (e.g., occurrences) and IP addresses, with the latter being preferred as it will provide a more accurate result.
Here is an example of extracting a list of IPs using standard UNIX tools from a Postfix server. This can be modified to work with most logfile formats with some minor modifications.
$ grep -Poh '\d+\.\d+\.\d+\.\d+' /var/log/mail.log | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn > ips_to_test
This will create a file called “ips_to_test” containing “<count> <ip>” where <count> is the number of times that IP address has been seen in the logs and will be sorted by the IPs with the largest number of occurrences first.
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