Disabling HTTP access to git repos
Gerald (Jerry) Carter
jerry at samba.org
Mon Nov 26 13:43:04 GMT 2007
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Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 09:50:24AM -0600, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
>>> Gerald (Jerry) Carter schrieb:
>>>> 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?
Nope. it was a git-clone. The user-agent string was "git/220.127.116.11".
Like I said before, if there's a large demand by developers
that cannot access the repos via git://, I'll re-enable it.
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