[AG-TECH] Spam sent to room text chat

Christoph Willing c.willing at uq.edu.au
Mon Mar 16 07:16:23 CDT 2009

On 16/03/2009, at 6:31 PM, Andrew Rowley wrote:

> Hi,
>> 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 jabber rooms representing AG venues are dynamic so their contents  
will be lost some time after the last participant leaves the venue.

>  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.

Yes, thats what happens now.

>  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

I believe its jabberd14 (http://jabberd.org/download/) for the basic  
jabber server. I'm not sure what chat room module they're using; we  
use mu-conference (0.7) for this, together with jabberd14 (,  
to provide the APAG server's text service.


> so I am not sure if this can be configured.
> Andrew :)

> -----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
> http://www.bioinformatics.uthscsa.edu
> Phone: (210) 567-2672

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