[CentOS-mirror] Chinese IPs - Mirror Stats

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
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.

- KB

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