Spam in trac tickets

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 07:58:12 PDT 2007


Matthew Burgess wrote:
> On Sunday 08 April 2007 01:05, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 
>> You are right about the registration.  Anyone can register and then spam
>> away on both the lfs and blfs trac ticket systems.  About the only thing
>> I can think of is to require an admin to verify and explicitly allow the
>> creation or update capabilities for new registrations.
> 
> Or we could use the SpamFilter plugin for Trac 
> (http://trac.edgewall.org/wiki/SpamFilter).  There's a captcha variant which 
> might make it more difficult for spammers to register an account 
> automatically.

That may be a good thought.  As I look at the capabilities I only see
one function that looks promising.  The types of filtering are:

Regular Expressions
IP Blacklisting
IP Throttling
Akismet (uses the Akismet web service)

Of these, the only one I see as useful for us is the last. Right now,
our frequency and type of spamming does not seem to fit the others.

  -- Bruce




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