[pmwiki-users] 90,000 Session Files

DaveG pmwiki at solidgone.com
Fri Mar 20 12:46:01 CDT 2009

Peter Bowers wrote:
>     I've temporarily reduced the values to a couple of days, to see if that
>     at least reduces the history of files. Is there a way to prevent session
>     files being created by spammers?
> Don't stop at just preventing session files being created!  Strike 
> back!  Put this in your config.php:
> if (is_a_spammer($AuthId)) {
>    delete_session();
>    print_nasty_words_on_screen();
>    tell_his_mommy_hes_a_bad_boy();
>    send_electric_shock($dest='spammer', $via='keyboard');
>    install_virus();
>    hide_1_sock_from_each_pair($device=WASHING_MACHINE);
>    scratch_favorite_cd();
>    acme_corrupter(array('backups', 'registry', 'harddisk', 'frontallobe'));
>    jam_zipper();
>    recalibrate_frig_to_melt_items(array('ice_cream', 'butter'));
>    reprogram_autodial(array('from'=>'*', 'to'=>'mother-in-law'));
>    transfer_bank_acct($from='spammer', $to='me');
>    send_mad_attack_goat($home_address);
> }
> Note that some of these features work only in PHP5.  And the mad attack 
> goat is available only through a special PEAR install - it doesn't come 
> in the default configuration on any systems I've ever worked on.
I did manage to implement the patch as you suggested, but needed to 
install PEAR Core first, followed by the upgraded PEAR PIE.

Oh, and that looks like it's a fine vintage you have there :)

  ~ ~ Dave

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