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Discussion on: Crypto Mining is Killing All Free CI/CD Platforms

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Antony Jr

This is Bad.

I started doing open source projects before CI/CD and I know how painful it was to release software without CI/CD. It's just so painful. CI/CD is like a dream come true. These crypto monkeys are just shit. Why would they damage the very industry that brought these crypto currencies in the first place.

I think there is a way to prevent this by identifying which programs are invoked in CI and just block that user. Like is the program invoked is a mining software, that's pretty doable.

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Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù Author

It’s not that easy. You can write your own mining software… how would a platform recognize that?

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Antony Jr

Well for most cases, miners only use popular software so it's easy to block most cases.

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