[aur-dev] [aur-general] Fighting spam on the AUR

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Mon Mar 18 16:36:46 EDT 2013

On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 05:26:31PM +0100, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> Am 16.03.2013 17:07, schrieb Florian Dejonckheere:
> > The bot could easily be adjusted to execute the command and pass the form.
> > There seems to be only one command (on the wiki). If multiple commands were
> > to be used (maybe including interactive ones), I think the probability of
> > automation would be greatly decreased.
> The script is configurable to display different questions and answers.
> You can even set multiple and a random one will be picked.
> Till now no bot was programmed to bypass the forum or wiki
> registration, even though both are a way more viable target than the
> AUR. Therefor I would suggest to just try it; the code is already
> written. We can gradually extend it later if needed. It's actually
> important to not go with the best solution we can come up with right
> from the start.

I just added a very hacky CAPTCHA implementation to the AUR production
system -- let's see what happens.

> Greetings,
> Pierre
> -- 
> Pierre Schmitz, https://pierre-schmitz.com

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