[Operators] Prosody vs. spammers - security measures?

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Tue Feb 4 19:18:32 UTC 2014


On 4 Feb 2014 18:27, "Evgeny Khramtsov" <xramtsov at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:59:37 -0700
> michael p <michael at rustyhalo.org> wrote:
>
> > I'm all for privacy, but I realize I need to trade some in order to
> > use other people's free as in beer services. If people expect free
> > services to also allow anonymous registration and not somehow to
> > become bastions of spammers, they have unreasonable expectations
> > (IMHO, but I'm welcome to be corrected).
>
> Exactly. It is impossible to build SPAM free anonymous network, because
> you need an identity to block. The stronger the identity the less SPAM
> you have.

Hmmmm... I think the general principle is that you need scarcity. Identity
is one such source, and telephone numbers another. I suspect that there's
both ways to exploit phones without using the number, and other sources of
scarcity.
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