[okfn-help] Re: Server disconnect due to spam abuse of petition.publicgeodata.org

Jo Walsh jo at frot.org
Wed Mar 7 10:53:54 GMT 2007

Rufus, thanks for this. Apologies for inadequate housekeeping. Well,
the petition had to die anyway. 

Anyone know a decent stable audited alternative to the pile of junk
that is phpPetition? (for resuscitating the Open GeoData Manifesto...)

I am finding my screenache is getting A Lot Better and am cautiously
starting to pick up on my online backlog. OMG i am itching to code. 

speak tomorrow, 

On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 10:47:39AM +0000, Rufus Pollock wrote:
> Hi,
> Some people might have noticed that the OKFN server went down last 
> night. It got disconnected for spam issues related to 
> petition.publicgeodata.org (it appears that you can easily abuse one of 
> the forms on that site -- I think it is the one allowing you to write to 
> other people to notify them of the petition).
> As the notice and and the subsequent disconnect happened late last night 
> I only resolved this issue this morning (by disabling 
> petition.publicgeodata.org) and got the server reconnected. It should 
> now work fine from now on.
> Finally, so as to not clutter people's inbox with administrivia I 
> propose that any further discussion of this issue be on okfn-help.
> Regards,
> Rufus


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