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Exedore
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Exception Filter

Post by Exedore » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:49 am

How can I allow the expression corresponding to the name of my site, and deny everything else?
A reference:

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^[expression]
If I'm right, that expression will not "see" the word "expression".
Thank U.

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Re: Exception Filter

Post by Stealth » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:07 am

There is currently no way to make an exception. If you're trying to ban spam, you either ban all, one, or none.

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Re: Exception Filter

Post by Exedore » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:52 pm

You should include this feature, as a module or patch.
Is very necessary.

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Re: Exception Filter

Post by Stealth » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:15 pm

This will probably not be added as a feature due to the simple reasoning that if someone were to find out what the exception was they would be able to include that exception in their spam and still get away with spamming... It'd be rather pointless.

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Re: Exception Filter

Post by Exedore » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:10 am

I'll show you an example.
In our server we block everything that starts with

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http://
www.
irc.
ftp://
ends with

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.com .org. net
.com/whatever/.../.../so on
.net/whatever/.../.../so on
.org/whatever/.../.../so on
and so on

then, some of our clients trying to explain to others how to configure their ircap, or pointing their url's address to our javachat:

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www.oursite.com/chat
As you can guess, this going to be blocked too.

So, when some guy wish to know some address, he/she must join to #help, where the spamfilters are useless.

In this case, an exception is useful.
I think this is the only feature that Unreal need, to be almost the perfect software talking about functionality matters.

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Re: Exception Filter

Post by Stealth » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:03 am

sure, but what happens when I do...

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hey, check this new site www.example.com! (brought to you by irc.oursite.com)
The message would go through, because it contains exception "irc.oursite.com", making a successful spam. Not only will it be successful, but it'll appear endorsed by your site!

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Re: Exception Filter

Post by katsklaw » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:40 am

people that are on your network already know the address. also, spamfilters don't apply to motd's iirc.

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