From: Peter Lawler <gaim-devel@si...> - 2007-02-25 00:06:29
Mark Doliner wrote:
> We should make sure this gets fixed (if it isn't already):
I was under the impression that spamming smilies has long been known to
be a DoS vector, just one of the things never 'mentioned' in public.
Well, I've known about this for several years, anyways, and did mention
it before. I think the consensus was 'smileys suck, anyway'
Scratching around my memory, so I'm probably wrong, I seem to recall it
being said once something along the lines that each smiley creates a new
anim within the gtk window, instead of re-using an previously created
one... or something along those lines. As I say, my memory is hazy on
this as it was several years ago I discussed it. This was also with
regards to Yahoo smilies, and not MSN - so may not be related at all.
But thought the info may be of some help.
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