[Operators] Meeting Notes

Jeff McAdams jeffm at iglou.com
Tue May 6 15:14:33 CDT 2008

Jonathan Schleifer wrote:
> Yeah, sure, but that would still limit it very hard, there isn't an
> infinite number of servers.
> Additionally, a captcha should be added. Captcha + IP limit + auto kick
> on flood (resulting in auto-ban after 3 times) sounds quite good IMO.

Additionally, it would also require the would-be spammer to come up with
a list of servers that support in-line registration, and then cycle
through them when connecting to create accounts.

No, its not perfect, but it does make XMPP spamming more costly.  (and
let's face it, spamming is a financial activity...force costs to go up
and demand will go down...maybe not be eliminated altogether, but it
will reduce)
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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