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Requiring Nick Registrations for IRC

Trevor Bramwell
 

Hi TSC,

Similar to ODL's approach[1], in order to deal with the large influx of
recent spam[2] I'd like to propose we restrict all OPNFV IRC channels to
registered users.

This change would include setting a flag on the channels to redirect
non-registered users into the #lf-unregistered. This channel provides
details upon joining (and in the TOPIC) on how to register an account.
Several Linux Foundation staff members are available in #lf-unregistered
to answer questions as well

I'd also like to suggest users set the +R flag on their account (per
Freenode's recommendation) to restrict private messages to registered
users.

/mode <YourNick> +R

This will be included in the Infra topic for tomorrows meeting.

Regards,
Trevor Bramwell

[1] https://lists.opendaylight.org/pipermail/dev/2018-August/005165.html
[2] https://freenode.net/news/spambot-attack

Trevor Bramwell
 

Hi TSC,

My appologies as I forgot to mention how to register an account with
Freenode.

Please see this page[1] on Freenode's website for instructions on
registering.

Step #3 under Nickname Setup also answers Frank's question regarding
using a single account for multiple names (bramwelt, bramwelt|home,
etc).

Regards,
Trevor Bramwell

[1] https://freenode.net/kb/answer/registration

On Mon, Aug 06, 2018 at 12:49:24PM -0700, Trevor Bramwell wrote:
Hi TSC,

Similar to ODL's approach[1], in order to deal with the large influx of
recent spam[2] I'd like to propose we restrict all OPNFV IRC channels to
registered users.

This change would include setting a flag on the channels to redirect
non-registered users into the #lf-unregistered. This channel provides
details upon joining (and in the TOPIC) on how to register an account.
Several Linux Foundation staff members are available in #lf-unregistered
to answer questions as well

I'd also like to suggest users set the +R flag on their account (per
Freenode's recommendation) to restrict private messages to registered
users.

/mode <YourNick> +R

This will be included in the Infra topic for tomorrows meeting.

Regards,
Trevor Bramwell

[1] https://lists.opendaylight.org/pipermail/dev/2018-August/005165.html
[2] https://freenode.net/news/spambot-attack