Recently I had a problem of memory usage in Django: when I accessed an apparently innocent view I saw the memory usage of my server grow without rest. The problem turned out to be very trivial to solve, but I think the process I used to find the leak is worth a blog post. 😉
Assume that you have a Django project where each user belongs to just one group, say Registered or Admin, but not both.
You want to show a form in your front-end to let Admin users edit the user profiles, where each user profile is made with First name, Last name, Email and the user group.
This task can be accomplished very easily! What you need is a customized ModelForm to add the possibility to edit the user group together with the other fields, and a customized UpdateView to let you set the form initial data for the group field, and to save the changes correctly.
Sometimes it could be useful and elegant to have a Django view responding to more that GET and POST requests, implementing a simple REST interface.
If you administer at least one Joomla instance you’ll be subject to brute force attacks before or after. Fail2ban is a very nice service written in Python which periodically scans your log files looking for signs of brute force attacks and perform some actions when an attack is discovered. The most common actions is to ban the attacker IP at firewall level and send an email to the server administrator.
Fail2ban comes bundled with filters for many common services (ssh, apache authentication, etc.), but it lacks a built-in Joomla integration. Anyway it’s easy to add a Joomla filter to Fail2ban, here I explain how to do it.
Just read a very interesting article on secure php file upload. Time to go to fix a couple of php upload scripts of mine. :)
L'ho appreso da Tom Albers e sono subito andato a registrarmi, così forse un giorno potrò dire ai miei figli: "Anche io ho partecipato al record di FF3 nel 2008!" e loro mi risponderanno: "Quando ancora quella cacca [NdA: i…