Yesterday I installed packet filter plugin in openfire 3.3.2 via the admin console. I added only one regexp and wanted to test it “(?i)\bscript\b”. When I sended the first package the server load increased heavely and the plugin started to send me endless notification messages. As this did not stop I had to kill the server and when I restarted it started again to go mad. I wanted to unload the plugin but this failed as well. I finally had to remove the plugin myself from the filesystem the cure this. Any idea what whet wrong here?
I just enabled the plugin, added three words, saved settings, then IM’d myself a message with each word, the openfire blew up. I got over 1400 email notifications. Spark went ape shit, had to kill the process, then when I started spark up again the same thing happened.
I had to remove the plugin, kill openfire, and shutdown server. WOW, glad openfire is in a testing environment when that happened.
It looks like this plugin hasn’t been maintained for a while. I would try getting in touch with the author to see if you could get a status update. Most times if you let the developer know that you are interested in using his software he will go out of his way to help you out.