On Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 2:03 AM Martin Pitt <mpitt(a)redhat.com> wrote:
we've had another wave of spambot attachs in #cockpit last night and this
morning. They keep coming every few weeks. Today's one was mild, but the
previous one was quite unbearable (dozens of really offensive lines every
minute). When they happen, there's no defence, as the traditional /kickban
not work against botnets with wildly different IP addresses.
Therefore I propose to do what many other Freenode channels have done
and restrict #cockpit to registered Freenode users. In technical terms, set
channel mode +M .
Any objections? Is anyone in the team currently not registered with
If you go this route, please add content to the
page to tell people
which hoops they need to jump through in order to be able to access the
channel or you're going to be locking out new potential users and