[Operators] Annoying spam

A a at creep.im
Wed Nov 11 10:06:55 UTC 2015

I thinkthe problemmay not be resolved by blocking IP's, subnets, JID's, 
servers etc. on a per-administrator basis.

What we needis some kind of (de)centralized semi-automatically populated 
storage of aforementioned entities, which can be automatically used by 
servers (through the use of modules etc.). Administrators should be able 
to easily add entries to this storage and it should be able to fill 
itself when some message pattern matches something.

This sudden surge of spam should not undermine XMPP network and it 
should not force server administrators to disable free registrations. I 
believe that free and simple registration process is a prominent and 
crucial XMPP feature. Let's not let spammers to destroy it.


On 11/11/2015 12:34 PM, dmitry aistoff wrote:
> Most registrations with immediately deleted accounts was come from 
> couple /11 nets (germany, kabeldeutschland & dtag dial/dsl), so I 
> disabled registration for them.
>     ip:
>       - ""
>       - ""
>       - ""
> On 11.11.2015 12:11, Aleksey Bryohov wrote:
>> Hi all
>> Spam from different servers come every evening.
>>> Have any public server operators noticed a spike in registrations over
>>> the last few weeks?
>> Yes, last 2-3 weeks there are many registrations on my server
>> (jabberon.ru). Many JID's become deleted after first login (probably,
>> deleted automatically by the bot). More that 90% or registrations from
>> Germany IP's. Captcha protection does not stop registration.
>> Kind regards
>> Alexey

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