[development] Captcha module and Firefox (was: Possible DDoS attack on Drupal user creation)

Bèr Kessels ber at webschuur.com
Thu Feb 9 11:57:46 UTC 2006

Op woensdag 08 februari 2006 21:05, schreef Syscrusher:
> On Wednesday 08 February 2006 11:11, Syscrusher wrote:
> > 2. I wanted to see if anyone has a suggestion of a module -- including
> > one that I might create -- that could block bogus user account requests
> > like this but not legitimate ones. Will the "Captcha" module do what I
> > need?
> Captcha does accomplish the 'bot blocking.
> I also think I found a bug in Firefox that prevents Captcha from working
> right, and will report this on Captcha's forum.
> The interesting tidbit in all this is that I had to back-port Captcha to
> Drupal 4.4 to make it work with my site. Guess it's time I updated Drupal
> on that site.
> Scott

Captcha is bad. Evil. ;)
 http://drupal.org/node/46666 is a faaaar better approach. (imo). It validated 
the email first over SMTP on the remote server, and then reports back.


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