[development] a bikeshed color problem
ber at webschuur.com
Mon Oct 9 08:51:17 UTC 2006
Op maandag 9 oktober 2006 10:44, schreef u:
> I don't understand the technology used by the spammers (their tools are not
> Open Source!), how they can use a simple robot to post spam from apparently
> different IPs.
Me neither. So here is an interesting idea. (pling, lightbulb).
A wiki (moderated) about spam. A central, open, open-licenced knowledge-base
openfight.org or so.
* tips and tricks to fight spam
* programs and methods to fight spam
* programs used by spammers
* tricks used by spammers
* open-licenced bayesian databases, whitelists, blacklists etc.
This all would have one fundamental issue: there need to more people (hands
and eyes) that want to fight spam, then that want to spread spam. Else this
could result in a knowledgebase used by spammers, instead of against them.
This particular issue, the diff. IPs, though is achieved with proxies. There
are lots of open proxies (badly configured servers, most), and zombie proxies
(malware/viruses on desktops, most). It is not hard at all to tell e.g. curl
to use a certain proxy.
-p/--proxytunnel Operate through a HTTP proxy tunnel (using CONNECT)
--proxy-anyauth Pick "any" proxy authentication method (H)
--proxy-basic Use Basic authentication on the proxy (H)
--proxy-digest Use Digest authentication on the proxy (H)
--proxy-ntlm Use NTLM authentication on the proxy (H)
PGP ber at webschuur.com
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