[GRASS5] [bug #792] (grass) Get Financlial FREEDOM!! Earn $$$ with little effort!!!

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Fri Aug 24 09:58:22 EDT 2001


The open to the internet mail relates to that 
everybody can see the bug-tickets. It is deliberatly.
This is not the reaspon for getting the spam.
One reason is that the GRASS bug-tracker is famous because of the
importance GRASS project.

That anybody can open a ticket also is deliberatly and is abused sometimes.
There is no perfect way to put an end to this.
We have several methods in the queue which we can implement
to make it harder to send span this way. 
For the time being we will have to live with the tradeoff that
it can be abused. The benefits of an open bug-tracker are much higher.

On Fri, Aug 24, 2001 at 09:29:10AM +0200, "Fernández-Victorio Arévalo, Gonzalo" wrote:
> >From time to time we receive spam through the bugtracker. The last one:

> 		>this bug's URL:
> http://intevation.de/rt/webrt?serial_num=792

> A few days ago, somebody explained us why:
> 		>Asunto: [GRASS5] [bug #777] (grass) Your WebRT is open to
> the Intenet

> 		>Are you sure you want the world to be able to see your
> ticket queues?

> In other words. If you search "WebRT" on http://www.google.com the first
> entry is the grass queue. And you can post a message, (spam or not) without
> any problem.
> People are not using bugtracker to send spam. When you use bugtracker, you
> usually post other fields. (And of course could be forced). E.g.
> 		Platform: Linux/Intel
> 		Linux distro: Mandrake
> 		linux cpu: Intel (i486, i586, pentium ...)
> 		Xwindows version: X Accellerated Server
> 		Xwindows manager: black box
> 		TclTk version: tcl/tk 8.4
> 		grass downloaded at: Mirror of Hannover site
> 		grass binary for platform: Linux/Intel binaries
> So they are using the "google and WebRT" way. I don't know anything about
> WebRT. So, is it possible to "close" the queue and keep it open bugtracker?.

Yes. It would close the possibility of everybody not registered to
contribute tickets and to the ticket histories by email.

> Is there any new version of WebRT that solves it?
No, because it is a problem in the construct of a bug-tracker not a
problem of this implementation.


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