[linux-dvb] Wiki spam

Johannes Stezenbach js at linuxtv.org
Mon Sep 12 12:48:13 CEST 2005

On Fri, Sep 02, 2005 Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
> unfortunately some spammers used a script to change about *every*
> page in the DVB Wiki. For now I set the Wiki to read-only until
> I can find the time to clean up the database and update the
> Wiki to the newest 1.4.x release (not before sunday).

I'm sorry that it took me more that a week, but now the
Wiki is open again for edits.

I've restored the database from a backup made the day before
the spamming attack, and luckily no page edits were lost.
Just as an indication how bad the spamming was: The gzipped
database dump of the Wiki increased from 1.3MB to 2.2MB.

I've also updated the MediaWiki software to the latest
stable version and added some spam protection, I hope
it will work...  If it bites the wrong one, please complain
to me.

Also, in case of new spamming, let me know immediately.

If someone is actively maintaining the Wiki contents and needs to
have SysOp priviledges to do so, please contact me.

Thanks to Florian Steinel for providing some anti-wiki-spam
info links.


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