Feature Requests item #962497, was opened at 2004-05-28 18:52
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>Status: Closed
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Priority: 5
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Submitted By: Sean Brown (sblinux)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Handling Flooding

Initial Comment:
Gaim deals with this well compared to YMessenger, but 
eventually it gets to it. I'm talking about the various booters 
lurking around Yahoo in particular, using a script to send 
requests to join a conference, add to your buddy list or just as 
many IM's as their system can in order to boot you off the 
service, its really annoying. 
Handling the IM flood might be a problem, some people just 
send short, quick messages in rapid succession, so it would 
have to be somewhat adaptive or intelligent to know what's a 
legitimate message, and what's a flood, though no one sends 
messages that fast. 
As far as the invitations go, there's no need to have more then 
one valid from each user at a time. I believe Gaim should 
accept one, then discard all others from that user until that one 
has been dealt with, and then wait a period of time, say 30s or 
a minute before accepting the same invite from them again. 
Yahoo seems unwilling to deal with this problem on their own 
network, so we have to look to a better client.  


Comment By: Luke Schierer (lschiere)
Date: 2007-04-17 15:40

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As we are closing this tracker, please submit any feature request that is
still valid to http://developer.pidgin.im.  Thanks. 


Comment By: carbonize (carbonize)
Date: 2004-05-29 05:52

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The IM flood is easy to stop by setting Yahoo's privacy to
friends only. Unfortunately this will not stop the booting.
The boot works by flooding your connection with packets,
usually just conference invites or declines, which eats up
your connection to Yahoo. Yahoo must monitor the amount of
traffic to/from a connection and closes the connection if it
gets to great. This is a serverside boot and not a
clientside boot and can only be fixed by Yahoo themselves.

So basically it is irrelevant if the client informs you of
the PM's, Invites, Declines etc as they are still being sent
and will result in your connection being closed.


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