[Operators] Meeting Notes

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue May 6 14:51:11 CDT 2008

On 05/05/2008 2:25 PM, Jonathan Schleifer 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…

Not quite. That works well for ICQ because they have 1 server. On the
XMPP network we have thousands of servers. If each one limits account
creation to 2 accounts a day per IP address, an attacker can still
create lots of abusive accounts.


Peter Saint-Andre

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