Download Name: blq
Description: blq queries several blacklists for a given IP address.
Version: 1.23c
Size: 12 KB (12,703 bytes)
MD5 Sum: d465c4f8bcdd1325c9c8d07f83d0d76a
Developer: Chip Rosenthal
Developer Website: Unicom Systems Development
Obtained From: Software Archive: blq
Download URL: (This is the original version 1.23)
Obtained On: 1/2/2004
Requirements: Perl
Purchase Information: Free.
Redistributable: Yes
Comments: Some organizations, such as the MAPS RBL and MAPS DUL, publish lists that identify potential sources of spam and email abuse. The blq utility is a Perl script that queries one or more of these lists to determine if a particular host is listed.

It works something like this ...

	$ blq rbl,dul : : BLOCKED : : ok
I've modified Chip Rosenthal's 1.23 version. I've removed references to the Osirusoft blocklists, which no longer exist, and added some additional blocklists. See the Changelog for further information on the changes that have been made.