[Operators] Meeting Notes

Jeff McAdams jeffm at iglou.com
Mon May 5 15:37:01 CDT 2008


Matthew Wild wrote:
> On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 9:25 PM, Jonathan Schleifer <js-xog at webkeks.org> wrote:
>> I think for now it would be the easiest to limit the registrations per
>>  IP per day to 1 or 2 plus activate rate control. That way, they will
>>  get kicked if they flood. If that happens 3 times, the account has to
>>  be disabled automatically for a period of time. And since they can't
>>  create a new account for spamming, that would pretty much solve it…
>>  I'm STRONGLY against the black list approach proposed there!

> Jonathan, could you please elaborate as to *why* you are opposed?

Blacklists don't scale well at all.

They require all sorts of manual care and feeding and tend to have lots
of collateral damage.
-- 
Jeff McAdams
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a
little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
                                       -- Benjamin Franklin

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