Disabling HTTP access to git repos
deryck at samba.org
Mon Nov 26 13:35:05 GMT 2007
On Nov 26, 2007 4:54 AM, Volker Lendecke <Volker.Lendecke at sernet.de> wrote:
> 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?
That's an excellent point. We disallowed for bzr but didn't update
robots.txt when we went to git. I'll make the change to robots.txt
now. I'll also look at the logs again to see if we have a lot of
traffic from bots.
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