Ircd spam filter
feel at feeleas.org
Sun Jun 6 09:32:02 EDT 2004
Bill Bierman wrote:
>>From: hybrid-bounces at lists.ircd-hybrid.org [mailto:hybrid-
>>bounces at lists.ircd-hybrid.org] On Behalf Of Harald Paulsen
>>Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 5:32 PM
>>To: General IRCD-Hybrid Discussion
>>Subject: Re: Ircd spam filter
>>Allthough I agree that it could be beneficial to have a feature like
>>that sometimes, it is a dangerous line to cross.
>>1) It can and will be abused
>>2) Server operators risk loosing their common carrier-status.
>>On the other hand, if one could load a module that specifically filters
>>ONE special message, #2 might be avoided. It's risky though.
>>We have no business reading peoples messages, even if to protect them.
>Another good point. Users would have to ASK for such a service to be
>provided to them. The conclusion you draw from that is if you're going to
>require their consent, why not leave it up to them and their client to
>filter that stuff out?
Sorry, but don't invoke privacy for this, Fyle spambot, agobot,
fishers, etc, are more dangerous for user's privacy than this filter.
If an admin wants to spy private messages, he just need to lauch
ethereal or such program.
> Another good point. Users would have to ASK for such a service to be
Of course, all users asking me every day to proctect them, and I'm
tired to play with additionnal services, perl script or eggdrops : bots
are still there.
But, perhaps you got a better solution (I'm not kidding you). ?
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