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A proof of work challenge written in pure dart.
Dart POW Challenge Package #
Finally a POW challenge(captcha) package for dart.
Note: Ideas borrowed at xenohunter/lapti-pow-captcha
POW Challenge Idea #
If there are some methods in the API which take much time to serve, you may want to guard them against DDoS attacks. A way of doing that is described below.
The server keeps some secret data
SECRET which is unknown to anyone. The server can also generate additional salt to go into generating a
challenge, say for example,
session_id of the visit. Then the server returns a token
token which is
Hash(SECRET + additional salt), and also a number
complexity which sets the complexity level.
The client then takes
token and tries to find such an int value
nonce that the first n bit of
Hash(token + nonce.toString()) are
0 bits, where n equals
When the needed
nonce is found the client sends a request to the server and attach
The server then calculates the
Hash(token + nounce) and checks if the result matches the given complexity.