[webkit-dev] +R mode on #webkit IRC channel

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Tue Jan 19 02:03:20 PST 2010

On Jan 19, 2010, at 1:54 AM, Simon Hausmann wrote:

> On Tuesday 19 January 2010 ext Xan Lopez, wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I woke up this morning to find #webkit set up with mode +R
>> (http://docs.dal.net/docs/modes.html#2.17), so basically you can't
>> speak unless you have your nick registered on freenode. Is this a new
>> policy or just some error or temporary measure that someone forgot to
>> disable? If it's the latter it would be good to go back to normality.
> Yesterday morning someone flooded the channel with CTCP version request (or 
> something) that caused everyone to get rejected from the IRC servers due to 
> flooding. It was a rather effective DoS where the only way to stay on IRC 
> required leaving #webkit.
> I personally don't mind nickserv registration as requirement.

I took it off for now, but if we continue to have flooding problems like this then we may need to restore it and leave it set.


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