[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
was:

a|a|a|b

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

Yours,

Tom



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