Shutdown of paste.kde.org

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com
Sat Feb 2 23:52:18 GMT 2019


Hi Ben

On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 11:46 AM Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at kde.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> For some time now Sysadmin has been aware that the application we use
> to run paste.kde.org is unmaintained, and therefore represents a
> security risk. Additionally, for a long time now we've been forced to
> require people to login in order to create pastes there, due to the
> severity of the abuse we've experienced.
>
> Because this makes it functionally equivalent to the pastebin
> functionality included in both Phabricator
> (phabricator.kde.org/paste/) and Gitlab (invent.kde.org/snippets)
> we've decided that it would be best if paste.kde.org were to be
> discontinued.
>
> We'll be shutting this service down in approximately one weeks time.
> Should anyone be using it to store content for long term purposes we'd
> advise you to migrate it to either Phabricator, Gitlab or somewhere
> more permanent (like a wiki) before the shutdown.
>
> Following the shutdown we will be erasing the database, so any pastes
> not saved elsewhere before this time will be lost.
>
> Should anyone have any questions regarding this, please let us know.
>
> Regards,
> Ben Cooksley
> KDE Sysadmin
>

Besides having access to maintained code, are the new services also
requiring logins? Seems like this would cut down immensely on the spam,
malware, pirated stuff, illegal porn, etc. that pastebins seem to host.

Valorie
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