XMPP Service Operators - 2017-11-25

  1. edhelas

    so now the spam bots are inviting me in their rosters

  2. mike

    edhelas, they've been doing that to me for a while now

  3. Ge0rG

    edhelas: they first send a request and then a spam messag

  4. Ge0rG

    edhelas: they first send a request and then a spam message

  5. MattJ

    I haven't actually had that

  6. Ge0rG

    My last request was from money987@im.digital-bit.ch - what an awesome domain name.

  7. mike

    I got administrator272@jabber.net-lab.net earlier, definitely setups coming from a template.

  8. Ge0rG

    yeah, it's all IBR servers

  9. Ge0rG

    MattJ: help please? :D

  10. mike


  11. Ge0rG

    here's another one: digital.advert272@propanatrx.com

  12. Ge0rG

    and euro687@propanatrx.com

  13. Ge0rG

    I'm pretty sure they are just abusing IBR servers, not registering domains for XMPP

  14. mike

    I'm wondering if they're spinning up servers on domains they've already got

  15. mike

    I doubt they're only in one line of business

  16. Link Mauve

    Yes they are, we’ve deleted a ton of such accounts already.

  17. Link Mauve

    mike, why deploy servers yourself when there are admins who don’t monitor their server at all?

  18. MattJ

    Ge0rG, what do you need?

  19. MattJ

    Oh, just saw xsf@

  20. MattJ

    FROM: <<%a+%d%d%d>>@<*>

  21. MattJ


  22. Link Mauve

    Some user called something1977 couldn’t create an account with that.

  23. Link Mauve

    (Legitimate user.)

  24. MattJ

    Right now legitimate users can't send Ge0rG multi-line cyrillic messages either :)

  25. MattJ

    It's all guesswork, there's no hard rules to find here

  26. Link Mauve


  27. MattJ

    and yes, blocking all such accounts seems too far to me

  28. Ge0rG

    MattJ: I need a way to remove the pending subscription request from a spammer. We talked about it some months ago

  29. Ge0rG

    MattJ: I'd really like to have a rule along the lines of "if (spammer and pending subscription) then retract subscription"