[CentOS-mirror] Chinese IPs - Mirror Stats
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Sat Jan 23 14:29:27 UTC 2010
On 01/23/2010 02:11 AM, Randy McAnally wrote:
> We only IPlimit .iso files and that solved the problem. Either way, even if
> you are sending 500's the yum clients at the NAT site will fail over to
> another mirror. What's the big deal??
doing this only for .iso files is fine. but doing it for all files is
not. the 'big deal' is that if all the mirrors were doing this form of
rate limiting for all files on their servers, its academic for yum to
fall over to the next mirror, since that one will be blocking access as
besides, lets not forget that yum can itself download, even from 1
machine, more than 5 packages in a minute. So doing a block across all
files for 5/min is not a good idea.
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