3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 23, 2012 2:17 PM by Michael Thornburgh

    Moderation solutions for NetGroups.post messages.

    Somebbb Level 1

      What safe solutions to ban users in NetGroups. It all would be easier if receiving side could see ip address of sending user. Is that possible somehow?

       

      Anyway it would be awesome to discuss all options/solutions for moderation in NetGroups.

        • 1. Re: Moderation solutions for NetGroups.post messages.
          Michael Thornburgh Adobe Employee

          you can't revoke someone's membership in the group. the only way to control who can join the group is to control to whom you give the group specification string.

           

          you can limit who can post by setting a posting password, and only giving the groupspecWithAuthorizations to those users who are authorized to post.

           

          the ActionScript API doesn't let you see the IP addresses of your peers.

          • 2. Re: Moderation solutions for NetGroups.post messages.
            Somebbb Level 1

            I'm not telling that i need to revoke someone from the group directly, i need solutions to let users avoid/filter spam/flood messages and avoid hacker write on behalf of them or others users. That's basicly all what's required to create proper chat.

            • 3. Re: Moderation solutions for NetGroups.post messages.
              Michael Thornburgh Adobe Employee

              you would need to employ cryptographic principles (such as public keys and signatures and stuff) to solve the forged message problem.

               

              the ActionScript API doesn't allow you to influence the propagation of a posting through the P2P group.

               

              you can implement moderation by using client-server or P2P principles to deliver messages from the larger population to the one or more moderators, and only have the moderators post the messages to the group (restricting posting capability with the posting password). the exact nature of the "P2P principles" would depend on how many moderators you have and the expected NAT/firewall mix of your users. even in that case you run the risk of spammers/hackers flooding the moderators, essentially denying everyone else legitimate access to the moderators. the best solution would be based on a PKI and signatures.