Wednesday, January 03, 2007

OCLC PURL Server

This meaasge from Tom Dehn was distributed on the PURL-L e-mail distribution list.
There are 58000+ spam sites in the PURL Server.

I am working on a means to delete them (It needs further development and testing).

The PURL server has been available to anyone in the past, but we have to discuss that policy, because being available to everyone, means it's available to spammers. Also the ability to delete a PURL was not part of the initial development.

As of this time the ability to add or modify purl or domains has been disabled. It will remain that way until we have a derived a new policy.

The ability to access existing PURLs is still available.

What tool won't the spammers destroy?

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