[pmg-devel] [PATCH pmg-api/gui] add quarantine self service button

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Wed Nov 18 09:01:11 CET 2020

On 18.11.20 08:56, Dominik Csapak wrote:
> On 11/18/20 8:44 AM, Thomas Lamprecht wrote:
>> On 17.11.20 17:38, Dietmar Maurer wrote:
>>>> On 11/17/2020 5:27 PM Dietmar Maurer <dietmar at proxmox.com> wrote:
>>>>   IMHO this is too dangerous.
>>>> This needs at least some kind of captcha ...
>>> i.e. This would allow direct DOS attacks to the internal mail server.
>> I found this captcha solution, relatively sophisticated but not a PITA for the
>> (human) user, Friendly Captcha[0] used by some official European Union websites.
>> It uses Proof of Work[2] (i.e. crypto puzzel ones device needs to solve by
>> computation), the specific library used is "Friendly PoW"[1].
>> If we go for a captcha I'd like something like this (could be rebuild), as
>> it avoids the issues with picture texts (easily solved by computers, bad
>> accessibility for humans) and similar captchas.
>> [0]: https://github.com/friendlycaptcha/friendly-challenge
>> [1]: https://github.com/friendlycaptcha/friendly-pow
>> [2]: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proof_of_Work
> i'd rather go with a rate limited approach
> e.g. a file with a
> mail -> last click time
> mapping
> and refuse if the last click time is not older than 5min ?
> and only 1 per 5 seconds overall?

or an hour or day? what do you need the mail such often??
The ticket doesn't even expires that fast..

> a captcha would be much harder to implement (more dependencies,
> backend as well as dependent frontend code and in this example
> it seems the code is only available for js/ts), though
> if we find a simple solution, i am not against it

but also more efficient, as the client actually needs to put in
work. JS is no problem, the backend would be nice in rust or
so - maybe in the future when someone gets around some day...

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