Marc Mims

NAME

Redis::RateLimit - Sliding window rate limiting with Redis

Build Status

VERSION

version 1.0001

SYNOPSIS

    use Redis;
    use Redis::RateLimit;

    my $rules = [
        { interval => 1, limit => 5 },
        { interval => 3600, limit => 1000, precision => 100 },
    ];

    my $redis_client = Redis->new;
    my $limiter = Redis::RateLimit->new(
        redis => $redis_client,
        rules => $rules,
    );

    for ( 1..10 ) {
        say 'Is rate limited? ', $limiter->incr('127.0.0.1') ? 'true' : 'false';
    };

Output:

    Is rate limited? false
    Is rate limited? false
    Is rate limited? false
    Is rate limited? false
    Is rate limited? false
    Is rate limited? true
    Is rate limited? true
    Is rate limited? true
    Is rate limited? true
    Is rate limited? true

DESCRIPTION

A Perl library for efficient rate limiting using sliding windows stored in Redis.

This is a port of RateLimit.js without the non-blocking goodness.

Features

  • Uses a sliding window for a rate limit rule

  • Multiple rules per instance

  • Multiple instances of RateLimit side-by-side for different categories of users.

  • Whitelisting/blacklisting of keys

Background

See this excellent articles on how the sliding window rate limiting with Redis works:

For more information on the `weight` and `precision` options, see the second blog post above.

TODO

  • Port the middleware for Plack

ATTRIBUTES

redis

Redis client. If none is provided, a default is constructed for 127.0.0.1:6379.

prefix

A prefix to be included on each redis key. This prevents collisions with multiple applications using the same Redis DB. Defaults to 'ratelimit'.

client_prefix

Set this to a true value if using a Redis client that supports transparent prefixing. Defaults to 0.

rules

An arrayref of rules, each of which is a hashref with interval, limit, and optionally precision values.

METHODS

check($key | \@keys)

Returns true if any of the keys are rate limited.

incr($key | \@keys [, $weight ])

Returns true if any of the keys are rate limited, otherwise, it increments counts and returns false.

keys

Returns all of the rate limiter's with prefixes removed.

violated_rules($key | \@keys)

Returns a list of rate limit rules violated for any of the keys, or an empty list.

limited_keys($key | \@keys)

Returns a list of limited keys.

whitelist($key | \@keys)

Adds the keys to the whitelist so they are never rate limited.

unwhitelist($key | \@keys)

Removes the keys from the whitelist.

blacklist($key | \@keys)

Adds the keys to the blacklist so they are always rate limited.

unblacklist($key | \@keys)

Removes the keys from the blacklist.

AUTHOR

Marc Mims <marc@questright.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is Copyright (c) 2016 by Marc Mims.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The MIT (X11) License