Opened 18 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#2538 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Add throttling middleware

Reported by: Adrian Holovaty Owned by: Adrian Holovaty
Component: Core (Other) Version:
Severity: normal Keywords: session handling
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


It'd be nice to have a middleware that would throttle requests from the same IP address, to prevent things like brute-force password attacks and DOS attacks. Or just rudeness on the part of search-engine spiders. This middleware would have to keep track of each request and which IP address it came from. Probably HTTP_FORWARDED_FOR, too, if that's available.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by Ian@…, 18 years ago

Keywords: session handling added

there are several of these already available for apache2. what could a middleware version in django do what those couldn't ?

comment:2 by Simon G. <dev@…>, 17 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Marked as wontfix, since this is better handled at the webserver level using something like mod_throttle, unless anyone has other situations when this is necessary?

comment:3 by elsigh, 15 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: closedreopened

In the world of App Engine this would be handy to prevent too much data submission from a single IP perhaps? i.e. when running django in a non-apache environment.

comment:4 by Chris Beaven, 15 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: reopenedclosed

Closing again - no need to bloat Django just for app engine's sake. Not saying that this might not be useful, it just doesn't need to be in core Django

Take it to django-dev if you want to discuss more.

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