[Operators] Spam Registrations

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu May 23 15:24:26 UTC 2013


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On 5/23/13 9:22 AM, Kevin Smith wrote:
> On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 8:39 AM, Alex Hanselka <alex at darkdna.net>
> wrote:
>> Do you guys have any tips for spam registrations for open
>> servers? I'm running one that eventually I'll add back to the
>> list on xmpp.net but before I do I wanted some tips on this :)
> 
> The best advice I can give is not to allow unprotected (i.e.
> without a captcha or similar) inband registration, as people use
> scripts to autoregister accounts across many servers using IBR. If
> you require registration through a web page with captchas etc. then
> at least a spammer has to target your server specifically, rather
> than being able to use the same techniques across many servers.

Good point, Kev.

The more we can do to raise the bar, the better off we'll be. But as I
like to say, perfection is not an option.

Peter

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Peter Saint-Andre
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