Blog@Case News for July 2005
Alumni have been granted access to the Case Blogging system! As of right now, this is on an experimental basis; so we can determine what load increases this incurs on the server, man-hours, and support.
Disregarding all of that disclaimer, though... Welcome Alumni!
Okay, Trackback is back on; and this time we're serious. We have (for the time being) conquered the spammers (die, spammers, die).
Thank you, all, for being patient with us during this problem.
For those keeping score at home, Trackback has, once again, been turned off for the time being.
Trackback is back on... at least, temporarily while we monitor the situation. If you suddenly notice 10 or more Trackback spams all at once on your blog, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us of the problem. And, don't forget to despam your blog lest you end up all spammified.
It seems the front layer defense against Trackback spam has decided to stop working. (There's a bug somewhere in the code that interacts with the Storable Perl module.) For the time being, trackbacks are disabled.
Over the night, some users may have experienced troubles logging in to the blog system. This was caused by an erroneous group in the directory server. Actually, it was caused by two erroneous groups; each claiming to be the one true group that permits or denies access to the Weblog Control Panel. We removed the more erroneous group and access returned to a status of unfettered.
We now return you to your normal blogging ways.
This post was brought to you by the letter E for erroneous.