[Operators] chatroom flooders

Tim Schumacher tim at we-are-teh-b.org
Fri Jun 22 10:01:30 UTC 2012

At Thu, 21 Jun 2012 21:00:45 -0700,
Ed - 0x1b, Inc. wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 9:50 AM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
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> > It seems that many of those who run multi-user chat services have
> > experienced chatroom flooders. What best practices do people have for
> > fighting this? It seems the best we can do in real time is change the
> > room to moderated so that new flooders can't send messages, but that's
> > not a very good solution and we should be able to come up with
> > something better. I've been thinking about ways to use entity
> > reputation (XEP-0275), but other suggestions are welcome. :)
> >
> > Peter
> >
> How about tar-pitting the flooders - like OpenBSD's spamd? (and not
> the spam filter spamd)
> It has a good feature set. I like that it works out at the firewall.

Tarpitting sounds good, the problem I can see that in heated
discussion this could also trigger.

Another Problem I see with tarpitting is when the flooder joins with
10 or more bots tarpitting would not be very effective.


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