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Re: spam closes Debian bugs!

On Sun, Mar 14, 2004 at 02:22:07AM +1100, Paul Hampson wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 13, 2004 at 10:38:53AM +0100, josh buhl wrote:
> > I just got notified that one of my submitted bugs had been closed. When 
> > I checked to see what the resolution was, I saw that the bug had been 
> > closed by a spammer who had sent a spam to 190721-close@bugs.debian.org
> > This obviously jeopardizes the integrity of the entire bug tracking system!
> As I remember, you report this to owner@bugs.debian.org (or somesuch,
> you wanna check that) and they will flush out that spam and fix its
> wild changes to the bug status database.

He did, having already reopened the bug himself. We removed the spam
from the bug log promptly.

> Normally the maintainer would report it upon seeing a SPAM come in to
> the bug-closing address... Unless their local SPAM-filter chucks the
> message, I guess. :-)

There's also a file on master with a list of addresses that have closed
bugs recently; I browse it from time to time to make sure none of them
look too spammish.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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