trac ticket spam

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Sat Mar 12 23:27:48 CET 2011

On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 10:13:07PM +0000, Simon Marlow wrote:
> On 12/03/11 09:00, Max Bolingbroke wrote:
> >
> >There is this plugin:
> >
> >The TicketModerator plugin is an extension for the  Trac project
> >
> >Possibly useful?
> Maybe.  Before we look into that, I've also mentioned to Ian that
> I'm somewhat suspicious about the current spam plugin - I don't
> think it's actually working properly.  The log is supposed to list
> every content submission, but it only has a paultry few, suggesting
> that most content submissions are not actually being piped through
> the spam filter.

I was looking at this earlier today. Those that are in the monitor list
have "anonymous" as the author (prsumably due to people getting logged
out), so I wonder if comments from authenticated users are going via a
different path. I fiddled with various things, and enabled logging, but
am no further forward. The easiest way forward would probably be to
upgrade to trac 0.12, except it's not packaged for Debian (even in

Maybe installing trac from source is the best way forward.


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