AF Search feature

Mar 15, 2013 at 1:23 PM
Edited Mar 15, 2013 at 1:24 PM
Since we are on the Search functions, how hard is to Prevent the abuse of search, using some timer ?

I mean allow search from the same user every XXX seconds or something ?
Coordinator
Mar 15, 2013 at 6:11 PM
On the surface, it doesn't seem like that would be a hard feature to implement, however, I'm not sure if it's a feature many people would use.

Is there a particular reason that you want this?
Mar 15, 2013 at 6:23 PM
jbrunken wrote:
On the surface, it doesn't seem like that would be a hard feature to implement, however, I'm not sure if it's a feature many people would use.

Is there a particular reason that you want this?
Yes, it is very easy to bring your system down, abusing the search with some script. Imagine someone searching continuously your forum with thousands of posts.
Coordinator
Mar 15, 2013 at 6:31 PM
While that's somewhat true, I think that someone who wanted to use a script to create a DoS attack could probably find plenty of ways to do it with or without using the AF search.

The full text search in AF 4.0 is pretty quick and has some optimizations to prevent it from consuming too many resources.