[Mailman-Users] Regexp for blocking addresses
mjs at clemson.edu
Tue Sep 29 20:09:28 CEST 2015
On Mon, 2015-09-28 at 19:41 -0700, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> On 09/28/2015 07:46 AM, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > So I used the ban script from
> > http://nigelb.me/2015-08-26-mailman-attacks.html to add regexps of
> > the
> > form
> > "^\.*j\.*o\.*e\.*b\.*l\.*o\.*w \ .*+.*@gmail \.com"
> > to the ban list. They show up in the ban_list window looking
> > correct
> > (without the quotes) but don't seem to be blocking the intended
> > addresses. The same pattern without the \.*'s does block the
> > addresses
> > not containing embedded periods.
> > Not quite sure what I'm missing or where to go here. I'd prefer not
> > to
> > actually hack the code in MailList.py if I can avoid it.
> I'm not sure either because I don't know if any of that white space
> actually there or not.
> However, this part '.*+' is absolutely wrong. The + needs a preceding
> or the entire RE is invalid.
> And you don't want to hack the code either because trying to keep a
> of actual addresses is futile because there keep being more, the
> permutations with '.' notwithstanding. You want either the regexp I'm
> using or one of the 'safer' ones in my reply at
The regexp in the linked message has left parens instead of left
braces, but otherwise seems to be working so far. I added it with
@gmail.com and @usc.edu to be even safer (as those are the only ones
I've seen to this point), but will watch for other domains for a while.
Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
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