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[gopher] Re: pygopherd 2.0.16 released

On Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 03:28:19PM -0500, Benn Newman wrote:
> John Goerzen said:
> > This is a long-standing need and should address the memory leaking
> > that some have noticed with PyGopherd, which was caused by clients --
> > oftem spambots -- that simply die in the middle of a conversation.
> Spam bots?

Bots that are accessing the server over HTTP trying to find email
addresses to spam.

They generally seem to be quite ill-behaved.  I am suspicious that
people are writing malware to do the downloads for these bots.

The new timeout code seems to be highly effective in combating them.

-- John

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