trac ticket spam

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Mon Mar 14 15:01:03 CET 2011

On 12/03/2011 22:27, Ian Lynagh wrote:
> 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.

Could be, or maybe our database is wonky in some way?  e.g. maybe we 
have some old cruft in the database of spam filter logs that is 
preventing it from working.  Perhaps a suitable "DROP TABLE" would fix it.

The page about TracSpamFilter mentions something like this:

   "Upgrading the environment is necessary to install the database
    table required for this logging."

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
> unstable).
> Maybe installing trac from source is the best way forward.

Fine by me...


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