Its That Time Of The Year Again: Spammer attack!

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Postby Freshmaker » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:42 pm

filippodb wrote:
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Damn... Can't remember my password...


so just use the "mail me a new password" button :wink:


I will, whenever I'll come up with something important to add to the wiki. ;)
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Postby Danne » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:27 pm

Is it possible to delete all accounts except the administrators in an easy way?

I have blocked 7 users just today and it feels like there is no end to the amount of registered Chinese-spammers.

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Postby filippodb » Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:09 pm

we need to upgrade the mediawiki to clean the spam-users but again we'll need to wait till the server will support php5 at 100%

Anyway I believe soon the chinese will finish their accounts, the spam attack lasts only few weeks and I banned almost 99% of spammers.
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Postby durban » Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:26 pm

Fillipo!!!

The Server supports PHP5, the problem is it also supports 4 and that means 2 versions running at the same time.

If we got rid of 4 then a lot of things (most likely the KOA) would stop working!!!!

You know there is a solution, you need to rename the files to php5 instead of .php and that would use 4

The KOA WIKI is not the only thing using the server, in fact its the one that pays me the least and thus I cannot ask them to change their decision on PHP4 which is a fair and correct one, there are many sites using php4 which CANNOT use PHP5

The way they have implemented 5 is absolutely fine.

I must reiterate THE KOA SERVER RUNS PHP4 and PHP5 at the same time!!!!
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Postby filippodb » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:27 pm

yep I remember! It's not a complain, I have the same problem on some of my server too and running happily an old wiki version, I mean 99% of people wouldn't notice the difference!

I think it's not a big problem, we can run this wiki version on php4 as it works pretty fine and I'm not going to rename every files from .php to php5 (and maybe we'll need to change the code), we'll wait till php5 will be available 100%, there's no hurry! koa wiki runs pretty well apart some account still registered by spammers, but it's a matter of days and we get rid also of this problem ;)
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Postby durban » Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:35 am

Sorry mate I will ask around and see if there is anything we can do to prevent this all happening.
Unfortunately the whole 4 or 5 issue is out of my hands as the server admin decides all that.

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Postby durban » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:51 pm

filippo

The servers will be removing PHP4 on the 30th December 2007 and from that point PHP5 will be the only active version.

which is good news for you and the Wiki I believe :)

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Postby filippodb » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:35 pm

:gban:
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Postby durban » Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:41 pm

:no1: :gban: :fr:
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