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Newsgroup password protection [message #26083] Fri, 04 November 2005 10:32 Go to next message
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Since the dawn of time (at Eclipse, anyway) the newsgroups have been
password protected to prevent junk and spambots, but at the cost of
accessibility.

A few months ago we removed password protection from the list archives
and from the group archives after successfully regenerating the entire
archive set to mangle e-mail addresses.

Today I'm ready to remove the password protection from the Simple Web
Interface, which would enable hassle-free, no-subscription-required
access to our newsgroups. The NewsPortal software, which displays about
2,000 news messages per day, now munges e-mail addresses embedded in the
message body, as well as those in the header.

Please see below for an example (still password-protected):

http://www.eclipse.org/newsportal/article.php?id=869&gro up=eclipse.foundation#869

This is in response to https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=110912


I don't think I'll bother looking into SPAM-proofing e-mails on the news
server itself because of the inherent complexity with the beast that is
innd, but this solution should improve accessibility to Eclipse
information in a big way.

Please have a look at the Simple Web Interface messages and give me your
feedback.

Denis

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Re: Newsgroup password protection [message #26130 is a reply to message #26083] Fri, 04 November 2005 10:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: richkulp.us.NO_SPAM.ibm.com

Will the newsgroup servers still be password protected? I use Thunderbird.

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Rich Kulp
Re: Newsgroup password protection [message #26171 is a reply to message #26130] Fri, 04 November 2005 11:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, the news server won't change. It doesn't spamproof any messages,
and I'm not about to try tinkering with it =)

D.



Rich Kulp wrote:
> Will the newsgroup servers still be password protected? I use Thunderbird.
>
Re: Newsgroup password protection [message #26673 is a reply to message #26083] Wed, 23 November 2005 20:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: jamesdcarroll.hotmaill.com

Just a word of encouragement and adoration to you, Denis.

You've done a great job managing many aspects of Eclipse's web face and
deserve more than I could ever offer.

Which is

THANKS!!!!!

Sincerely,
James




"Eclipse WebMaster (Denis Roy)" <webmaster@eclipse.org> wrote in message
news:dkfuvb$tlr$1@news.eclipse.org...
> Since the dawn of time (at Eclipse, anyway) the newsgroups have been
> password protected to prevent junk and spambots, but at the cost of
> accessibility.
>
> A few months ago we removed password protection from the list archives
> and from the group archives after successfully regenerating the entire
> archive set to mangle e-mail addresses.
>
> Today I'm ready to remove the password protection from the Simple Web
> Interface, which would enable hassle-free, no-subscription-required
> access to our newsgroups. The NewsPortal software, which displays about
> 2,000 news messages per day, now munges e-mail addresses embedded in the
> message body, as well as those in the header.
>
> Please see below for an example (still password-protected):
>
>
http://www.eclipse.org/newsportal/article.php?id=869&gro up=eclipse.foundation#869
>
> This is in response to
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=110912
>
>
> I don't think I'll bother looking into SPAM-proofing e-mails on the news
> server itself because of the inherent complexity with the beast that is
> innd, but this solution should improve accessibility to Eclipse
> information in a big way.
>
> Please have a look at the Simple Web Interface messages and give me your
> feedback.
>
> Denis
>
> --
>
> Eclipse WebMaster - webmaster@eclipse.org
> Questions? Consult the FAQ at
> http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/Webmaster_FAQ
> View my status at http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/WebMaster
Re: Newsgroup password protection [message #26714 is a reply to message #26673] Thu, 24 November 2005 08:38 Go to previous message
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Thanks for the pat-on-the-back, James. I'm just doing my best to make
the resources easier to use.

D.



James D Carroll wrote:
> Just a word of encouragement and adoration to you, Denis.
>
> You've done a great job managing many aspects of Eclipse's web face and
> deserve more than I could ever offer.
>
> Which is
>
> THANKS!!!!!
>
> Sincerely,
> James
>
>
>
>
> "Eclipse WebMaster (Denis Roy)" <webmaster@eclipse.org> wrote in message
> news:dkfuvb$tlr$1@news.eclipse.org...
>
>>Since the dawn of time (at Eclipse, anyway) the newsgroups have been
>>password protected to prevent junk and spambots, but at the cost of
>>accessibility.
>>
>>A few months ago we removed password protection from the list archives
>>and from the group archives after successfully regenerating the entire
>>archive set to mangle e-mail addresses.
>>
>>Today I'm ready to remove the password protection from the Simple Web
>>Interface, which would enable hassle-free, no-subscription-required
>>access to our newsgroups. The NewsPortal software, which displays about
>>2,000 news messages per day, now munges e-mail addresses embedded in the
>>message body, as well as those in the header.
>>
>>Please see below for an example (still password-protected):
>>
>>
>
> http://www.eclipse.org/newsportal/article.php?id=869&gro up=eclipse.foundation#869
>
>>This is in response to
>
> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=110912
>
>>
>>I don't think I'll bother looking into SPAM-proofing e-mails on the news
>>server itself because of the inherent complexity with the beast that is
>>innd, but this solution should improve accessibility to Eclipse
>>information in a big way.
>>
>>Please have a look at the Simple Web Interface messages and give me your
>>feedback.
>>
>>Denis
>>
>>--
>>
>>Eclipse WebMaster - webmaster@eclipse.org
>>Questions? Consult the FAQ at
>>http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/Webmaster_FAQ
>>View my status at http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/WebMaster
>
>
>
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