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On 12/9/2010 9:34 AM, Matt Shields wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 9:06 AM, Jerry Feldman<gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>  wrote:
>> My boss asked me to install PGPBB ( on one of our
>> RHEL5.2 servers. Has anyone on the list actually used it.
>> --
>> Jerry Feldman<gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
>> Boston Linux and Unix
>> PGP key id: 537C5846
>> PGP Key fingerprint: 3D1B 8377 A3C0 A5F2 ECBB  CA3B 4607 4319 537C 5846
>> _______________________________________________
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>> Discuss-mNDKBlG2WHs at
> I've used it in the past.  It's a very good forum software, especially
> considering it's free. I have quite a few clients who I have installed it
> for.  A couple words of caution.  First, make sure you keep up to date with
> their software releases, in the past there have been numerous
> XSS vulnerabilities.  Also, there are plugins to help with cutting down on
> spam but they are not perfect.  Make sure when operating your forum you have
> an active moderator or two, otherwise you'll end up with a ton of crap on
> your site.  If your forum get popular, like one of my clients, they actually
> hired a full time moderator to run the site.

I installed it for my son's Boy Scout troop. It works well, but there 
are a couple of things to watch for:

   1. Do NOT use the default directory/domain name combination: there
      are a zillion bots out there looking for the default, and they'll
      try to register and flood your board with keyword spam.
   2. Pay lots of attention to the groups when setting it up: you'll
      thank me later.



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