[Mailman-Users] Subscription flood

Adam McGreggor adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Thu May 8 19:14:18 CEST 2014

On Thu, May 08, 2014 at 11:31:14AM -0500, Bill Christensen wrote:
> I've got a problem with one of my lists where it's being flooded
> with spurious subscription requests.


> About 12 hrs ago I switched it to require Admin approval.  500+
> subscription requests - mostly in batches of 5-10 from the same
> address - have come through since then.


> Question 2: Any other suggestions on how to handle this?

I use fail2ban against Mailman's logs (and sometimes rate-limiting
with iptables based on apache logs).


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 kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills
 and listening to repetitive music."
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