[Tracker-discuss] [Pydotorg] Fwd: spamvertised content on bugs.python.org

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Mon May 14 23:51:09 CEST 2007

    >> I have some ideas about a more standalone (less tightly integrated
    >> with Roundup) SpamBayes classifier, but that will take awhile to
    >> implement.  If this is a show stopper perhaps we should protect
    >> bugs.python.org with Apache authentication until we get it worked
    >> out.

    Martin> I don't see how this would help. Whether it's Apache
    Martin> authentication or form login - the spammers will just login, and
    Martin> post their spam.

I guess I should have been more explicit.  The Apach authentication
credentials would be given out to a much smaller group of people (basically
just the people subscribed to tracker-discuss plus any other people who are
helping debug bugs.python.org).  It would not be wide open the way it is
now.  Once the spam submission problem is solved we can disable the Apache


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