can we please make spammers harder to post new tickets?

Patrick McHardy kaber at
Thu Sep 8 09:37:26 UTC 2011

Am 28.08.2011 20:51, schrieb Harald Welte:
> Hi all,
> On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 05:08:34PM +0200, Allard Dijk wrote:
>> On avg. we get 2 spam tickets a day on Trac. Can you add some level of
>> spam protection to add a ticket?
> as Patrick is currently busy with the netfilter workshop, I have removed
> TICKET_{CREATE,APPEND} for anonymous users.
> I've also deleted tickets 22-75 as well as 77-84


> In the process I also discovered that the trac.db is _very_ large
> (5.1GB) since it contains all the changes of a linux kernel .git tree
> going back to when Linus started to use git.  I guess this might
> experience some of the performance problems I'm sometimes experiencing
> on the machine...

Yes, its very slow interacting with git. Do you any hints how to
avoid this except disabling trac<->git interaction entirely?

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