[Tracker-discuss] [issue105] Dealing with spam
Martin v. Löwis
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Sun Mar 25 21:14:09 CEST 2007
Martin v. Löwis added the comment:
> Richard> I would hesitate to include such a change in the Roundup core
> Richard> as HTML attachments are quite reasonable for a lot of trackers
> Richard> (as are messages with multiple links).
> I agree, but maybe in the Roundup core you should support a list of
> allowable mime types (defaulting to */*) and/or a list of mime types to
> exclude (defaulting to the empty string). That way other Roundup users
> could easily customize allowable or disallowable mime types.
I think it is tradition and good engineering that customization of
roundup installations occurs in detectors and extensions. If you
have a detector that rejects certain mime-types, you just plug it in
your detectors directory, and edit the mime-types it is meant to
reject. No need to have a configuration setting.
OTOH, this detector may ship with the roundup distribution as a
sample - this is an entirely different matter.
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