[pmwiki-users] Persistent attacks on pages
pmwiki at ben-amotz.com
Sun Apr 23 10:13:43 CDT 2006
The entire text of the ToDo Cookbook page has been removed ten (10)
times between 3/5/06 and 4/22/06 (different ip addresses each time).
1. What is the extent of this problem: Are there other pages that are
persistently targeted in the same way (removal of all text)?
2. What should be done?
a. We could just keep playing cat and mouse until the fun wears out?
But the attacks on the ToDo page resume after breaks as long as 10 days
and two weeks.
b. Password Protecting the page would make it harder for people to add
comments. On the other hand, maybe the comments should be broken off to
a separate page, leaving the basic recipe to be password protected.
That has other benefits for this page because its comments have included
long lines of literal text that throws off the screen size.
c. Can PmWiki distinguish an edit where all text is removed from other
edits? If so, should PmWiki allow administrators, or authors, to
protect certain pages, or groups, from such edits (and page deletions)
by requiring deletion passwords, by supplying automated restores, or by
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