[Project_owners] Notes Abuse

Benjamin Bock benjamin at bockb.de
Wed Sep 24 01:56:35 EDT 2003


Some websites use images with numbers which have to be entered as 
verification.... i don't really like that but seems to be effective.

Jed wrote:

> I agree with Robert.
> Also, if we could change the "user interaction alert" pop-up code 
> every now and then I'm sure we could out-smart the bots.
>
> Robert J. Accettura wrote:
>
>> Limit 1 post per IP per minute.
>>
>> If multiple bad requests (several or more), use a shell script to 
>> deny access via the apache.conf file, blocking all access.
>>
>> Just a thought.
>>
>>
>> Pete Collins wrote:
>>
>>> We've been getting some *serious abuse* on the user notes scripts on 
>>> Mozdev.
>>>
>>> Anyone have any ideas on how best to circumvent spam scripts from 
>>> abusing this feature?
>>>
>>> This appears to be the last front of spam abuse left for us to deal 
>>> w/ on Mozdev. So any ideas are welcome to help us beat this.
>>>
>>> Spam is just another form of a DOS attack.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> --pete
>>>
>>
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