manual moderation of posts?

bill davidsen davidsen at
Thu Apr 18 15:40:51 UTC 2002

In article <Pine.LNX.4.44.0204171246590.26679-100000 at>,
Dan Hollis  <goemon at> wrote:
| As an ISP, we resell read-post access to a number of other ISPs around the
| country.
| A couple ISPs we resell to have big problems with spammers (people using 
| stolen credit cards or stolen accounts and posting massive porno spam 
| runs). cleanfeed is of limited use because all the spammers these days
| use hash-busting techniques to get around it.
| I would like to solve this problem while avoiding having to disable all
| posting access. What I'd like to be able to do is moderate postings, eg 
| all postings from ISP x or ISP y will go into a manual queue. I can 
| remove all the spam posts and then do a manual batch post once a day.
| It seems to me there should be an easy way to do this, but I can't figure 
| it out offhand.

  Set up a small machine running INN and make that the posting host for
the domains in question. Then run each one through a custom filter if
you wish (I do), which looks for certain things other than md5. As you
do a pre-scan you build a summary of posts which permits easy human

  Relatively easy to do, the trick is using a separate posting host.

bill davidsen <davidsen at>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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