[Operators] Spammy invites

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Sun Feb 17 03:57:07 UTC 2013


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On 2/16/13 6:24 PM, Clément Février wrote:
> Le 13/02/2013 09:48, Per Gustafsson a écrit :
>> I work with Google's chat service, and we are seeing lots of
>> spammy invites from users on various federated domains, including
>> jabberes.org <http://jabberes.org>, jabber.se <http://jabber.se>,
>> jabber-hosting.com <http://jabber-hosting.com> and jabber.org
>> <http://jabber.org>. Have you noted an elevated amount of sccount
>> creation etc., and is there anything you can do about it in that
>> case, otherwise we will have to institute very tight limits of
>> invites per day being sent from federated domains.
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I've got those spammy accounts on my server too for few days.
> Around 2,000 accounts created the last 10 days coming from 3 IP
> addresses (ISP : limestonenetworks).
> 
> Adding the IPs I could identified to the deny list on my firewall
> didn't completely solved the problem (too many IPs) so I've
> disabled the registration for now, looking for a way to reduce the
> spam coming from my server.

Did you allow in-band registration (IBR) or only registration via the
web? At jabber.org we've disallowed IBR for a long time, but we still
have lots of these spammy accounts. (We're working to scrub them now.)

Peter

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