[Support-mirrors] Mirroring without hosting?

Tom Copeland tom at infoether.com
Wed Oct 11 19:12:08 EDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-10-11 at 15:33 -0700, Chad Woolley wrote:
> > We could set things up so that you're only a RubyGems mirror; the load
> > there is far lighter than for a files mirror.  And we can always
> > throttle usage if it's too high...
> That would work.  How do you throttle usage?

We use a RewriteMap that round robins between the gem mirrors, and hits
more frequently listed mirrors more often.  For example, if the map data


Then server "a" gets 3x as many requests as server "b".



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