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0005802unrealircdpublic2021-02-13 20:07
ReporterPeGaSuS Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityN/A
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
PlatformUnixOSUbuntuOS Version20.04
Summary0005802: Option to limit the number of connections per IP globally
DescriptionCurrently we have the allow::maxperip setting which is server only.

In case of a network with multiple servers, that allows the same user to connect X times per server with the same IP.

An option to define the allow::maxperip globally (perhaps call it allow::global-maxperip) would be great.

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syzop

2021-02-13 20:04

administrator   ~0021893

Last edited: 2021-02-13 20:07

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First of all, I totally agree(?) or at least think it is weird that it is only counted locally. Servers are fast enough nowadays that we can easily check globally.

So, first thing comes to mind is to have 'maxperip' apply globally instead of locally, but.. i think that would cause unintended effects at this moment.
So then, indeed, we would have to add a new config item like global-maxperip.
I also think it would be wise to set a default for this, like make the global maxperip = maxperip * 2 by default.
That should be OK for most networks.
And of course, document this properly in release notes.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-01-05 19:34 PeGaSuS New Issue
2021-02-13 20:04 syzop Note Added: 0021893
2021-02-13 20:04 syzop Status new => acknowledged
2021-02-13 20:07 syzop Note Edited: 0021893 View Revisions