#128 closed enhancement (fixed)

Disable WebAware, to hopefully reduce spam

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: Jelmer Vernooij
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: OSCAR Version: 1.0.1
Keywords: spam-reduction Cc:
IRC client+version: Client-independent Operating System: Linux
OS version/distro:


I noticed that I started getting much more spam when I started using bitlbee, apparently bitlbee automatically sets the WEBAWARE flag when changing status. I've written a small patch, which disables this flag and thus, hopefully, reduces the amount of spam.

diff -Naur bitlbee-1.0.1/protocols/oscar/service.c bitlbee-1.0.1-nowebaware/protocols/oscar/service.c
--- bitlbee-1.0.1/protocols/oscar/service.c     2005-11-18 01:17:06.000000000 +0100
+++ bitlbee-1.0.1-nowebaware/protocols/oscar/service.c  2006-03-31 12:59:55.000000000 +0200
@@ -732,7 +732,7 @@
	guint32 data;
	int tlvlen;

-	data = AIM_ICQ_STATE_WEBAWARE | AIM_ICQ_STATE_HIDEIP | status; /* yay for error checking ;^) */
+	data = AIM_ICQ_STATE_HIDEIP | status; /* yay for error checking ;^) */

	tlvlen = aim_addtlvtochain32(&tl, 0x0006, data);

Attachments (1)

bitlbee-webaware.patch (551 bytes) - added by anonymous at 2006-03-31T11:29:20Z.

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Change History (5)

Changed at 2006-03-31T11:29:20Z by anonymous

Attachment: bitlbee-webaware.patch added

comment:1 Changed at 2006-03-31T15:16:09Z by jsuelwald@…

Could this be implemented as a seting, changeable by a user?

comment:2 Changed at 2006-03-31T15:35:04Z by wilmer

Yes, I'm thinking about that too. Should try to find a nice way to do that, especially since I want to keep BitlBee structures separated from the IM-modules. So just adding a setting is not the way to go.. :-/

comment:3 Changed at 2006-03-31T22:36:27Z by wilmer

At least I'm trying out this patch at home to see if it stops spam for me too, thanks for the hint. :-)

But I can imagine some people want to keep this functionality, especially if they're one of the lucky (unspammed) ones.

comment:4 Changed at 2006-05-05T16:15:43Z by wilmer

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This one actually got imported in [160]. Thanks a lot for the idea!

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