Re: [htdig] Someone's forging email addresses of htdig members


Subject: Re: [htdig] Someone's forging email addresses of htdig members
From: Howard Ha (howardh@telus.net)
Date: Tue Nov 16 1999 - 17:41:15 PST


This is so deliciously nasty hehe, and a great way to get back at those
unscrupulous enough to try and cull huge numbers of emails without consent.

Howard

At 04:04 PM 11/16/1999 -0500, Geoff Hutchison wrote:

>On Tue, 16 Nov 1999, Frank Martini wrote:
>
> > > and potentially using spam-crawler poison on the
> > > website.
> > Could you expand on this? What is it... and how would HtDig handle it?
>
>Ah. So the idea of poison is that you have a CGI that generates an
>infinite tree of fake HTML pages with fake mailing addresses. Spambots
>fall-in, get lost, and end up with a large list of bogus addresses.
>
>As for how ht://Dig and other robots would handle this, you could easily
>post META robot headers and/or robots.txt restrictions keeping
>well-behaved robots out.
>
>I'm not sure how well it works--I've never tried it. But I'm looking for
>possible solutions.
>
>-Geoff Hutchison
>Williams Students Online
>http://wso.williams.edu/
>
>
>
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