Dpaste now has a '.well-known/security.txt' file to aid in reporting of any discovered vulnerabilities. https://securitytxt.org/
I maintain dpaste for fun and to help the community, but you can help defray hosting costs by buying me a coffee... https://ko-fi.com/dpaste
The Django-Blocklist project has moved to Gitlab. If it's of interest to you, please star it!
Out today: A patch release of Django-Blocklist, fixing an issue that was creating excessive noise in error trackers like Sentry and Bugsnag.
New release of Django-Blocklist, with a couple user-requested changes: https://pypi.org/project/django-blocklist/1.2.0/
Reminder: If you use dpaste for this kind of thing, your content will be deleted and your IP will be blocked. https://incident.netcraft.com/838/838c04fc58f1/
For the first time, a non-US country tops the IP count in the active dpaste corpus (https://dpaste.com/about):
Update: the styles preview page now shows three different snippets for each style, to give a better idea of how a given style may look with your content. https://dpaste.com/styles
As a #Mercurial fan I was touched to see a dpaste reference in this Atlassian post from ten years ago:
The reference is a "send this diff to dpaste" customization for hg.
The markup for the script seems to have suffered bitrot, and of course Atlassian has since abandoned Mercurial. But still this makes me smile!
LiveCodes is a "feature-rich, easy to use coding playground" that uses dpaste.com for its sharing feature. It's a client-side app that can be hosted on any static file server. Library developers can also use it for documenting and showcasing their products.
Check it out! https://github.com/live-codes/livecodes
Today the site experienced a subsantial distributed spam onslaught (all promoting a "Mass advertising mailing service").
The perp had a very large collection of IPs at their disposal -- at least 3,500 .
The IPs have been blocked and the spam signature has been added to the site's spam detection system.
For dpaste.com's maintenance mode, I decided I didn't want to return an HTTP 5xx response because, well, there's no error on the server, it's just not available. So I chose HTTP 423, "Locked"!
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