[Operators] Meeting Notes

Jonathan Schleifer js-xog at webkeks.org
Wed May 7 11:45:50 CDT 2008

Christoph Gebhardt <mailinglists at exosphere.de> wrote:

> What keeps the evil spammer from just making their own?
> I mean, I guess it would be pretty easy to script s2s and fake a
> server.

It's easy to ban that server, but it's hard to ban a user on a remote
server. If that server's only for spamming, there's no problem with
just blocking it.

> Do jabberds check if example.com resolves the host claiming to run
> it's jabber server? If not the spammer would have unlimited
> "servers"...

It does, via TLS or dialback.

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