[geeklog-devel] Google Summer of Code 2009: Geeklog

Dirk Haun dirk at haun-online.de
Sat Mar 14 04:21:19 EDT 2009

saurabh gupta wrote:

>> "Intelligence" or not, there should be a
>> way to port your Spam-X data over to another site
>Glad to know that you liked the idea. This is basically, an extension
>to the SWOT, where you can pass the intelligence and even the list of

Hmm, not so sure, actually. SWOT is intended to pass specific
information around, while the other idea was to allow transfer of _all_
the information from one site to another.

SWOT has some overhead (e.g. the hops count) that you wouldn't need if
you want to transfer your entire Spam-X data. And apart from the
overhead, it may even be a good idea to use a different format for the
"full" feed so that it can not be used as a SWOT feed.

For example, on one of my sites I'm blocking foreign IP addresses
aggressively. Get a spam from Comcast? Block them! The site's in German,
I don't care (there) about visitors[1] from the US. But that's all
specific to that one site and I certainly don't want anybody else to use
that information, even accidentally (because they think it was my real
SWOT feed).

So I guess what I'm trying to say is that such an "export" feed could
use a similar, but more compact format, that's clearly distinguishable
from a SWOT feed.

bye, Dirk

[1] actually: contributors - visitors could still browse the site, but
they wouldn't be able to post something


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