[jadmin] Google Talk federation policy proposal

Wijnand Wiersma wwiersma at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 06:05:40 CDT 2005


2005/8/26, Jacek Konieczny <jajcus at jajcus.net>:
> On Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 12:54:14PM +0200, Wijnand Wiersma wrote:
> > 2005/8/26, Florian Jensen <admin at flosoft.biz>:
> > > Well ok. The objective is that Google opens their servers to the Jabber
> > > Network but in a secure way. Right?
> >
> > That is what I read too. But I don't like the idea of disabling auto
> > registration :-(
> 
> Do you have any idea how to make auto-registration secure, so spammers
> won't be able to create thousands of anonymous accounts? If not, then
> auto-registration has to be forbidden. It has been known for a long
> time, but we didn't do anything to solve this problem. So we should not
> be surprised now that Google is afraid to connect to the public Jabber
> network.  It is like connecting an SMTP server to a network full of
> open-relays and no prevention mechanisms like RBLs.

I do agree with you, it is a potential spam problem. 

Now I just have to find a better way :-)

Wijnand



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