Re: The wiki has been hacked yet again 8/17/2004

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Thu Aug 19 2004 - 13:26:11 CDT

Hello All:

    I'll go for David' bot killer for now. I believe I suggested some sort
of human authentication routine along those lines already. Thanks for
finally picking up on it. As to the Wiki, I'll be out of town 8/20-8/28 to
study wave action, beach structures and solar incidence in Kauai so someone
else will have to keep on an eye on it. I've been checking it daily since
the first bot attack.

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Mertz" <voting-project@gnosis.cx>
To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: [voting-project] The wiki has been hacked yet again 8/17/2004

> On Aug 19, 2004, at 11:13 AM, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) wrote:
> > easily make the Wiki pages visible to all visitors, and editable only
> > by approved authors.
>
> Yeah... that's the part that I don't like. I don't want a list of
> "approved" authors for a Wiki. What I suggested is strictly an
> anti-robot system, it doesn't judge authors per se. I guess if there's
> a really easy way to add -yourself- to the approved author list (under
> whatever pseudonym you want), it's not so bad.
>
> Btw. When I tried http://gyaku.pair.com/~vote/drupal/ just now, there
> are still a bunch of things that don't look right. There's a minor
> alignment problem in the red horizontal bar at top (it "jumps" halfway
> through, on Safari at least). And there's a slightly ugly white bar,
> or just gap at the top of the left navigation.
>
> But the main problem is that at the bottom of the page I see a whole
> bunch of error messages:
>
> warning: fopen(): URL file-access is disabled in the server
> configuration in /usr/www/users/vote/drupal/modules/cloud.module on
> line 82.
> warning: fopen(http://www.blackboxvoting.org/): failed to open stream:
> no suitable wrapper could be found in
> /usr/www/users/vote/drupal/modules/cloud.module on line 82.
> warning: fopen(): URL file-access is disabled in the server
> configuration in /usr/www/users/vote/drupal/modules/cloud.module on
> line 82.
> warning: fopen(http://blackboxvoting.com/): failed to open stream: no
> suitable wrapper could be found in
> /usr/www/users/vote/drupal/modules/cloud.module on line 82.
> warning: fopen(): URL file-access is disabled in the server
> configuration in /usr/www/users/vote/drupal/modules/cloud.module on
> line 82.
> warning: fopen(http://www.verifiedvoting.org/index.asp): failed to open
> stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in
> /usr/www/users/vote/drupal/modules/cloud.module on line 82.
>
> All of this suggests that this site is still "not ready for prime
> time." For a Wiki, a little glitchiness isn't the end of the world.
> But the main face of OVC shouldn't look so "beta."
>
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