[SciPy-dev] Server problems: resetting with cronjob?

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Sun Feb 22 15:49:28 CST 2009


On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 01:40:20PM -0800, Michael Abshoff wrote:
> two tips of fighting spammers from the Sage project's wiki:

>   * add a list of common Chinese words to LocalBadContent, i.e.

> http://wiki.sagemath.org/LocalBadContent

> Also make sure to clean out all the spammer attempts on the hard disk. 
> I.e I deleted 6,000 directories in "pages" of the Cython wiki since Spam 
> attempts are preserved and not actually deleted from disk. If you have a 
> couple ten thousand of those in one directory this might make every wiki 
> access painfully slow and impact the whole server.

>   * upgrade to the latest moin moin release and activate the question 
> captcha. Spam has dropped to zero in the last 3 months since we used it.

Thanks that's useful.

Gaël


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