[openstack-dev] [all] Ongoing spam in Freenode IRC channels

Jeremy Stanley fungi at yuggoth.org
Tue Sep 11 16:53:05 UTC 2018

On 2018-08-01 08:40:51 -0700 (-0700), James E. Blair wrote:
> Monty Taylor <mordred at inaugust.com> writes:
> > On 08/01/2018 12:45 AM, Ian Wienand wrote:
> > > I'd suggest to start, people with an interest in a channel can
> > > request +r from an IRC admin in #openstack-infra and we track
> > > it at [2]
> >
> > To mitigate the pain caused by +r - we have created a channel
> > called #openstack-unregistered and have configured the channels
> > with the +r flag to forward people to it.
> It turns out this was a very popular option, so we've gone ahead
> and performed this for all channels registered with accessbot.

We rolled this back 5 days ago for all channels and haven't had any
new reports of in-channel spamming yet. Hopefully this means the
recent flood is behind us now but definitely let us know (replying
on this thread or in #openstack-infra on Freenode) if you see any
signs of resurgence.
Jeremy Stanley
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