[Pmwiki-users] More wiki spam

John Rankin john.rankin
Fri Dec 10 17:07:11 CST 2004

On Saturday, 11 December 2004 12:11 PM, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
>On Sat, Dec 11, 2004 at 11:27:12AM +1300, John Rankin wrote:
>> Our friendly Chinese spammer is back and smarter than ever.
>He has discovered that if he puts text into the author field,
>the page history hides the IP address. He may also have worked
>out how easy it is to use 'Restore' to reactivate his links. I
>have done a quick change (PmWiki 1 still) to show the IP
>address in brackets if the name is filled in.
>> Perhaps this could be a featured option?
>It's already in beta8 -- on pmwiki.org if you hover over the author's
>name in the history it displays the IP address.  I should be able to add
>a similar feature into 1.0.

I agree with Neil Herber (although not so strongly) that the IP
address ought to be visible. I assume this is possible as an
administrator option by redefining a couple of Fmt variables.

Here is an example history page with names and IP addresses:

Interestingly, the spammers appear to be removing one other's spam!!

>I'm also considering a cookbook recipe that will allow us to automatically
>add addresses to a blocklist by clicking on links in the page
>history output.

That would be good!


John Rankin

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