[IPython-dev] how to prevent spam, ddos, etc. from IPython notebooks
wstein at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 12:58:43 EDT 2015
On Monday, March 16, 2015, MinRK <benjaminrk at gmail.com> wrote:
> tmpnb (try.jupyter.org) takes a similar, if more restrictive, approach to
> SageMathCloud. User containers simply have no network access. We should
> probably adopt a strict whitelist of services like William has done.
Do people complain?
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 8:14 AM, William Stein <wstein at gmail.com
>> On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 6:55 AM, Robert Alexander
>> <roalexan at microsoft.com
>> > Do people have any advice/experience on how to prevent spam, ddos, etc.
>> > users' IPython notebooks? Since arbitrary Python code is what IPython
>> > notebook is all about (see:
>> > http://ipython.org/ipython-doc/dev/notebook/security.html), this might
>> > difficult to achieve.
>> For SageMathCloud (https://cloud.sagemath.com), which hosts IPython
>> notebook servers, by default I use a firewall to disable most outside
>> network access by default. Uses can write to me to explain what they
>> are doing and request network access.
>> Last year I was having fairly regular problems with people using
>> SageMathCloud to launch hacking attacks against targets, which
>> resulted in complaints from those targets. I also had problems with
>> people downloading content, e.g., from MathSciNet, which violated
>> their terms of usage (this was an unintentional mistake by a grad
>> student). Basically, SageMathCloud would regularly get flagged by
>> University of Washington Netops. Once I setup a firewall with a small
>> *whitelist* (including, e.g., github), I haven't had one single
>> problem like this.
>> -- William
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