Phil, Bill,

> Mark, I patched Dns.pm but this didn't resolve the issue for me.
> You can test with the sample messages I posted to bugzilla:
> http://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassi...ug.cgi?id=5506


> I was getting this sort of symptom without using Botnet.
> It's almost as if something's deadlocking somewhere in SA
> (until the timeout kicks in).


>> If the time spent by Razor+dcc+Botnet+(not sure what else)
>> is longer than rbl_timeout, then replies to RBL queries are
>> thrown away by mistake.


There is now an additional patch at:
http://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassi...ug.cgi?id=5511
which should fix this.

Mark