[Pmwiki-users] IP logging on UPLOADS
Fabio Reis Cecin
Wed May 5 16:04:15 CDT 2004
On 5 May 2004 at 15:27, Pmwiki-users-request at pmichaud.com wrote:
> Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 15:26:52 -0600
> From: "Patrick R. Michaud" <pmichaud at pobox.com>
> To: Kass Lloyd <raekwon at usa.net>
> On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 04:59:04PM -0400, Kass Lloyd wrote:
> > Please explain to me where this is logged for every file uploaded? I
> > don't see it in RecentUploads and no file contains them for what I can
> > tell. This is VERY VERY VERY IMPORANT TO DO.
> It's not logged. Where should it be logged?
> As far as importance of this feature, it's not that I disagree with you
> (I don't), but it hasn't come up as a priority before now. Add this to
> http://www.pmwiki.com/wiki/Development/DevelopmentPriority and we'll
> see who agrees on the need for it (or we can see if these messages spark
> any similar comments/concerns from pmwiki-users).
I think it's more important to keep the uploads to virus-free file types
and such (no ".doc"s, ".exe"s, etc.) which can be already configured
A megabyte quota (maximum of X megabytes uploaded from the same
IP address in Y period of time) would difficult the work of scripts that
tried to trash the wiki with uploads; that would be nice. A bit more work
than doing IP logging, but I think it would be a more definitive feature,
and you would log only attempts to exceed the quota (possible attacks).
Then add a manual IP ban-list option for IPs that show frequently on
the log, and that's it.
Buit actually, I was more concerned about mass page revision attacks.
Does PmWiki protect against those? (somebody using a looping script
to keep changing a page with garbage and trashing the restore feature).
I believe not many wikis bother with this, but anyway, here it is.
I believe that all of this is not critical - you should always save frequent
backups of your entire wiki anyways :-) that solves all problems with
wiki trashing and you should do it anyway to prevent data loss from
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