Disabling HTTP access to git repos

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Mon Nov 26 10:54:24 GMT 2007

On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 09:50:24AM -0600, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> > Gerald (Jerry) Carter schrieb:
> >> Folks,
> >>
> >> I've asked Deryck to disable the access to URLS at
> >> http://people.samba.org/git/.  This is due to HTTP's
> >> inefficient transport of git repositories.
> > 
> > Is that really a problem?
> The bandwidth usage on us2 quadrupled yesterday due to
> multiple git-clones via http.

Is it certain that this is not due to robots? A good
proportion of ftp.sernet.de's traffic used to be search
engines, this might be the same. robots.txt?

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