Ircd spam filter
xxjack12xx at doramail.com
Sun Jun 6 18:28:42 EDT 2004
I don't agree with writing a private message filter for an ircd. The ircd is a server, not a filter. Spying into people's private messages is not what an ircd is written for and personally, I would not want my private messages filtered in any way shape or form. Private messages are exactly what they are, private. Filtering everyone's messages just because some spam bot decides to ruin everything is not a good reason. That is like filtering everyone's private emails to find that spammer. It is unfortunate that people use irc to spam, but filtering private messages is not the way to go.
----- Original Message -----
From: Philippe <feel at feeleas.org>
Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2004 15:32:02 +0200
To: General IRCD-Hybrid Discussion <hybrid at lists.ircd-hybrid.org>
Subject: Re: Ircd spam filter
> Bill Bierman wrote:
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>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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