so, we were getting spam on our prosody xmpp. it never happened before, and i wonder where the spammers get our jids from. may it be they were able to scan diaspora pages and get the jid’s from there?

still, so i tried to configure mod_firewall and it wasn’t that easy, i just blocked everything. (: then i used the block-spam.pfw script from the mod_firewall, and tried to send me a message from other server’s users that is not in my roster. did not help.

so eventually mod_block_strangers helped me, and i believe i won’t get spam anytime soon.

#jabber #diaspora #prosody #xmpp #spam #antispam #internet

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so, we were getting spam on our prosody xmpp. it never happened before, and i wonder where the spammers get our jids from. may it be they were able to scan diaspora pages and get the jid’s from there?

still, so i tried to configure mod_firewall and it wasn’t that easy, i just blocked everything. (: then i used the block-spam.pfw script from the mod_firewall, and tried to send me a message from other server’s users that is not in my roster. did not help.

so eventually mod_block_strangers helped me, and i believe i won’t get spam anytime soon.

#jabber #diaspora #prosody #xmpp #spam #antispam #internet

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

so, we were getting spam on our prosody xmpp. it never happened before, and i wonder where the spammers get our jids from. may it be they were able to scan diaspora pages and get the jid’s from there?

still, so i tried to configure mod_firewall and it wasn’t that easy, i just blocked everything. (: then i used the block-spam.pfw script from the mod_firewall, and tried to send me a message from other server’s users that is not in my roster. did not help.

so eventually mod_block_strangers helped me, and i believe i won’t get spam anytime soon.

#jabber #diaspora #prosody #xmpp #spam #antispam #internet

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

so, we were getting spam on our prosody xmpp. it never happened before, and i wonder where the spammers get our jids from. may it be they were able to scan diaspora pages and get the jid’s from there?

still, so i tried to configure mod_firewall and it wasn’t that easy, i just blocked everything. (: then i used the block-spam.pfw script from the mod_firewall, and tried to send me a message from other server’s users that is not in my roster. did not help.

so eventually mod_block_strangers helped me, and i believe i won’t get spam anytime soon.

#jabber #diaspora #prosody #xmpp #spam #antispam #internet

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

let’s face it. diaspora is loosing in competition with corporate social networks. most of us don’t have our real-life friends here. i am cut from my society, from local political discussions, from cats who live with my friends, because i am not on facebook. that’s a loss. and that’s because diaspora, and other decentralized social networks loose.

we create our own interconnected world, but we lost connection with the other world, most people live in.

well, that’s not a big deal, may be. it’s just a diaspora. but this relates to other important technologies that loose. we failed to explain why it’s better to encrypt emails. why it’s better to use xmpp/tox. why it’s better to use free software. we failed.

and partly because we are doing “marketing” wrong.

who uses diaspora, and what kind of propaganda do we see here most of the times? leftist/anarchist points of view mostly. where is the other part of the society?

I believe, it’s perfectly right thing to have your own server.

If you think you should have a gun, then you also should want to have your own server and encrypt emails.

But we don’t market technologies with slogans like that. And this is partly why we loose. And when we loose, it’s not only about technologies, it’s about ideas. Our ideas fail. That’s why this is important.

P. S. sometimes we gain power. big part of software developers already want to not depend on corporations and prefer using free software for their projects. that’s why microsoft and apple had to open source their development tools. but these are developers. we need regular people to use free and decentralized technologies, and when facebook/google/twitter will change. facebook will adopt something like ostatus, or whatever it be, if he looses users in case he does not. google was using “don’t be evil” until it did not harm it’s commercial interests. so even company which did not want to be “evil” had to become in order to compete. Why? because of us. And because of our wrong marketing.

People don’t get us. They think we are a couple of religious fanatics. Because we behave like them. So they have a point.

#diaspora #free_software #xmpp #jabber #pgp #gpg #encryption #crypto #marketing #competition

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

@{Antranig Vartanian ; antranigv@spyurk.am} have reminded me about Psi jabber client.

what I like: — it tells you if someone removes you from their roster (contact list). Even if someone removed you from Diaspora aspects and you use Diaspora jabber. (: — if you get a message, it does not appear at your screen in a new window. You just see notification, you have to click on it to get the message. — you can send a message to an exact client of your contact - to the phone or to the desktop. — i love sounds.

what’s missing: — not sure if it’s good or bad that it lacks user avatars. — otr plugin, and probably extensibility.

#psi #jabber #xmpp #diaspora #client #chat #talk

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