Michal Čihař - Tightening too much

Tightening too much

After recent attack on sf.net servers, some services have been unavailable for some time. Now things are returning to "normal" operations, CVS has been made available yesterday.

But this has lead to other (quite unrelated) change, affecting all SCM services:

outbound email is not functional, so any script utilizing this will fail. If you need to send outbound email, a workaround would be to use curl and and external site or Project Web to send the email.

I think this is just wrong. If this is as a measure against spam, it will rather open dozens of other places where to send spam, because every project wanting commit notifications (or using CIA.vc), will need to deploy some script on web to send mail. And I guess it simply won't be much protected.

Maybe it's time to consider changing service provider...

PS: The bug I've reported on this topic is here.


wrote on Feb. 12, 2011, 8:54 p.m.

IMHO this is unacceptable.

Do you know of a central place in the SF.Net trackers where this is being discussed, and where a developer's voice can be heard? I'd like to sign. ;)


wrote on Feb. 12, 2011, 9:30 p.m.

I don't know any such central place. Some people have as well complained in bug I've reported - http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sourceforge/ticket/17347

wrote on Feb. 12, 2011, 9:42 p.m.

Actually the best way is to complain that hooks do not work, there is again dozen of new bug reports on this topic in sf.net tracker.

As I did not yet find report for that, I've also filed new one (actually I would reopen the old one, but I can not do that), this time for outdated documentation - https://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sourceforge/ticket/17525