[AG-TECH] Spam sent to room text chat

Andrew Rowley Andrew.Rowley at manchester.ac.uk
Mon Mar 16 03:31:31 CDT 2009


>From what I have been able to work out, they probably use a bot that searches the conference server for existing rooms.  So if you have used a venue recently, it will probably have spam messages in it.  

One solution to this would be to have the jabber server delete rooms as soon as every one has left.  The disadvantage of this is that there will be no room history i.e. you won't be able to see what someone wrote in your last meeting.  This could be resolved by having the server keep room logs in a web accessible location.  I am not sure what Jabber server ANL are using so I am not sure if this can be configured.

Andrew :)


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-----Original Message-----
From: ag-tech-bounces at lists.mcs.anl.gov [mailto:ag-tech-bounces at lists.mcs.anl.gov] On Behalf Of Jeremy Mann
Sent: 13 March 2009 23:10
To: John I. Quebedeaux, Jr
Cc: ag-tech
Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] Spam sent to room text chat

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 4:31 PM, John I. Quebedeaux, Jr <johnq at lsu.edu> wrote:
> Saw another spam to the louisiana lobby on Mar 12th, 12:01 date stamp.
> "miniami6495"
> How are they doing that?

John, I had one in our chat area too from that same "person".
Curiously, it was only the our "Lobby" and not another other Venue
chat area.

Jeremy Mann
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu

University of Texas Health Science Center
Bioinformatics Core Facility
Phone: (210) 567-2672

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