[sane-devel] SPAM via SANE-Bugs

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning at meier-geinitz.de
Fri Apr 20 02:37:05 UTC 2007

Hi everybody,

Ok, I disabled anonymous posting for now. However, this is not a solution as
it prevents the ordinary user from posting bug reports. If I weren't a
member of SANE, I wouldn't create an account just for writing a bug report.
Please contact the admins at alioth.debian.org for a real solution. SANE is
for sure not the only project having this problem.

Personally, I got a total of 3 (in words three) spams from the tracking in
the last 4 weeks. So there must be some difference?



-----Original Message-----
From: sane-devel-bounces+henning=meier-geinitz.de at lists.alioth.debian.org
[mailto:sane-devel-bounces+henning=meier-geinitz.de at lists.alioth.debian.org]
On Behalf Of m. allan noah
Sent: Donnerstag, 19. April 2007 20:56
To: Mattias Ellert
Cc: Gerhard Jaeger; sane-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
Subject: Re: [sane-devel] SPAM via SANE-Bugs

On 4/19/07, Mattias Ellert <mattias.ellert at tsl.uu.se> wrote:
> 19 apr 2007 kl. 08.39 skrev Gerhard Jaeger:
> > On Mittwoch, 18. April 2007, m. allan noah wrote:
> >> then users cannot report bugs without having an alioth account?
> >>
> > Hmmm, nope - there should be some kind of guest account or something 
> > like "use this temporary code" to submit a bug report. something 
> > that could not easily misused by spam-bots.
> >
> > - Gerhard
> Any anonymous postings should be stopped ASAP. At the moment I get 
> about 10 spams a day from the SANE bug tracker. Even bugs that have 
> been marked "deleted" can apparently be used as spam relays. And there 
> seems to be no way to not get mails from bugs you have posted 
> yourself.

well, i think we are going to have to get some help here, on of our project
admins on alioth will have to change to disallow anonymous posting. henning?

"The truth is an offense, but not a sin"

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