• War Ensemble gating agoranet to open internet

    From ryan@46:1/111 to All on Thursday, February 06, 2020 09:17:26
    I'm sure you guys saw the spam post about Office 365 here. Turns out warensemble.com also gates the entire AgoraNet FTN to the open internet. I assume AgoraNet is intended to be membership based and not open like that, right?

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  • From Dumas Walker@46:10/121 to RYAN on Thursday, February 06, 2020 18:38:00
    I'm sure you guys saw the spam post about Office 365 here. Turns out warensemble.com also gates the entire AgoraNet FTN to the open internet. I assume AgoraNet is intended to be membership based and not open like that, right?

    Do you mean gates it as in to newsgroups?


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  • From Captain Obvious@46:1/120 to ryan on Thursday, February 06, 2020 19:31:15
    On 06 Feb 2020, ryan said the following...

    I'm sure you guys saw the spam post about Office 365 here. Turns out warensemble.com also gates the entire AgoraNet FTN to the open internet.
    I assume AgoraNet is intended to be membership based and not open like

    Yeah, went and took a look. Seems that everything is visible but you actually have to sign in to the BBS in order to be able to reply or post a message, so that's someone that took the time to do so. Doesn't make it any better.

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  • From Captain Obvious@46:1/120 to Dumas Walker on Thursday, February 06, 2020 19:32:05
    On 06 Feb 2020, Dumas Walker said the following...

    Do you mean gates it as in to newsgroups?

    Doesn't look like it's gated to anything. He just has message base visibility open.

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  • From ryan@46:1/111 to Dumas Walker on Friday, February 07, 2020 00:55:49
    Do you mean gates it as in to newsgroups?

    No, I mean gates as in you can view the content of posts on the open internet in a web browser without any authentication.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@46:1/115 to ryan on Friday, February 07, 2020 07:02:00
    ryan wrote to Dumas Walker <=-

    Do you mean gates it as in to newsgroups?

    No, I mean gates as in you can view the content of posts on the open internet in a web browser without any authentication.

    It's probably not a bad idea for the network coordinators in the respective othernets to make a decision and remind everyone regarding web availability
    of echoes online - it's easy to miss, and easy to forget to check when you make changes to configurations.

    Synchronet makes it pretty easy to restrict - anything that the guest user
    can see when logged in is what an unauthenticated user sees when browsing
    the web. I have mine set to allow local echoes as read-only and you have to log in to get to anything else.

    I used to have a robots.txt file in place, but that's only using the honor system for crawlers.


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  • From Dumas Walker@46:10/121 to RYAN on Friday, February 07, 2020 18:24:00
    No, I mean gates as in you can view the content of posts on the open internet in a web browser without any authentication.

    Last time I tried I don't think that Synchronet or Magicka will allow me to view posts (or, at least, create them) without being logged into the web interface first, so that is good. :)


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  • From ryan@46:1/111 to Dumas Walker on Friday, February 07, 2020 16:06:23
    Last time I tried I don't think that Synchronet or Magicka will allow me to view posts (or, at least, create them) without being logged into the web interface first, so that is good. :)

    In this case the full contents of the network is out on the open internet, sadly.

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  • From DaiTengu@46:1/193 to ryan on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 13:27:54
    Re: War Ensemble gating agoranet to open internet
    By: ryan to All on Thu Feb 06 2020 09:17 am

    I'm sure you guys saw the spam post about Office 365 here. Turns out warensemble.com also gates the entire AgoraNet FTN to the open internet. I assume AgoraNet is intended to be membership based and not open like that, right?

    Hmm, I can probably close it off. Sorry about that.

    It's probably easiest to contact me through netmail, for what it's worth.

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