[Operators] Meeting Notes

Mickaël Rémond mickael.remond at process-one.net
Mon May 5 15:52:46 CDT 2008

As I said, it is one of the mean. You do not build an efficient  
protection with only one tool.
For now, nothing has blocked a single IP from registering thousands of  
account on tens of servers and I find this a pity.

Le 5 mai 08 à 22:49, Steve Gibson a écrit :

> Well, black-holing an IP address is just too easy to get around.  In  
> the end it proves ineffectual since, like the spammers do with SMTP,  
> all they have to do is "borrow" someone else's machine to do their  
> dirty work.
> On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 3:33 PM, Matthew Wild <mwild1 at gmail.com> 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?

Mickaël Rémond

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