[mozbot.pl] Loop Protection

VERIFIED FIXED in 2.6

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Webtools
Mozbot
VERIFIED FIXED
16 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Hixie (not reading bugmail), Assigned: Hixie (not reading bugmail))

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Description

16 years ago
<honeypea> oh!! and i guess you've taken care of the possibility of two madly
looping mozbots in optional mode...?
<honeypea> you can teach one a factoid that the other one answers and they go MAD :)
<honeypea> i guess you know what i mean
<imajes|wk> yes, that's fun
<honeypea> talk about flooding a channel...
<imajes|wk> kick, or kill -9 works
<Hixie> as does "mozbot shutup please"
<honeypea> oh no, but if an op isnt there
<honeypea> and someone really WANTS to cause trouble
<imajes|wk> Hixie: but kill -9 is more dramatic
<Hixie> i'm not actually sure if there is loop protection
<Hixie> but there is individual ignore protection
<honeypea> teach one "x is <reply>y" and the other "y is <reply>x"
<Hixie> so you can teach the bots which bots to ignore
<honeypea> no, but i mean when you arent there and someone wants to cause trouble
<honeypea> and two bots are there
<honeypea> in other words they want to DoS the channel :)
<Hixie> yeah, that's probably not catered for
<honeypea> i dont think its fixed in infobots
<Hixie> i'm not sure how to fix it
<honeypea> but i know theres a patch floating around
<Hixie> since bots don't know who's a bot
<honeypea> something about remembering what it answered in a specific time frame
<honeypea> and not doing it TOO much, i guess..?
<Hixie> ah, that would be one way
<honeypea> i guess
<imajes|wk> Hixie: that's possible to fix, but only in a very provocative way.
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Updated

16 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Updated

16 years ago
QA Contact: timeless → kerz
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Updated

16 years ago
Target Milestone: Future → Mozbot 2.10
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Updated

16 years ago
Summary: Loop Protection → [mozbot.pl] Loop Protection
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Comment 1

15 years ago
Basically, this would be a low-level general fix: Remember what has been said
recently, and if anything reaches too high a count in too short a time, say
something slightly different. e.g.:

   <mozbot> Hi.
   <mozbot> Hi.
   <mozbot> Hi.
   <mozbot> Hi.
   <mozbot> Hi.
   <mozbot> I was about to say "Hi." but I've said it too many times today
            so I'll just stop saying it for a bit.
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Comment 2

15 years ago
fixed
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
QA Contact: kerz → mozbot

Updated

9 years ago
Target Milestone: 2.10 → 2.6
Verified Fixed.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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