|2010-10-20 10:17:51||Need advice on protecting SkS from DoS attacks via the Firefox plugin|
I have a question for the technical boffins here on the forum. Shine Tech have submitted the Firefox plugin off to Mozilla so it's now being reviewed and should get published within a few weeks. So Adam warned me that I should be prepared in case someone tries to use the plugin to direct Denial of Service attacks. Eg - send repeated submissions to overcome the server.
How the plugin works is it sends webpage info to a SkS php page with the info as various $_GET variables. My php page then saves all the webpage info to my database of climate articles. I also save the IP of the user. So I'm thinking I need something that detects if a single IP is sending multiple submissions quickly and then block that IP. So my questions: