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From Justin Ross <justin.r...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Issue collectors
Date Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:49:03 GMT
For the record, I'm going to move ahead with adding the issue
collector.  We can disable it again if it proves to be a problem.

Justin

On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 11:25 AM, Andrew Stitcher <astitcher@redhat.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-05-24 at 08:46 -0400, Justin Ross wrote:
>> ...
>>     "If your JIRA instance is not accessible via the public internet
>> feel free to ignore this message. Otherwise it is recommended that you
>> update this project's permissions such that anonymous users are not
>> allowed to browse issues."
>>
>> What do you think they mean by the "otherwise, disable anonymous
>> browsing" part?  Initially this didn't make sense to me.  Now I figure
>> this is meant for private orgs with a jira instance on the public
>> internet, which wouldn't apply to us.
>>
>
> I think what they're talking about here is the motivation for blog spam
> - search engine "optimisation". So if a spammer can post a bug, and it
> is anonymously available on the internet then it can be found by search
> engines and push whatever URL they are trying to drive traffic to.
>
> Or at least this is my understanding of why spammers try to post links
> to blogs etc. So if the url isn't publicly available then there is no
> point in the posting in the first place from their pov.
>
> In this vein it might make sense to not allow anonymously posted bugs to
> be available anonymously.
>
> Anyone have any other understanding(s)?
>
> Andrew
>
>
>
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