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Re: Package automation in /etc/daily

On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 04:46:40PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 05:42:35PM +0100, Bernd Ernesti wrote:
> > * it can cause more workload on and exceed the connection
> >   limit on if a lot of systems use it
> Actually, since all the systems in a timezone will connect at
> roughly the same time (2am local time), the whole thing is
> probably a very bad idea!

If the HTTP server on can't handle a few hundred or
thousand GET requests at nearly the same time, we shouldn't consider a
different hosting system. If we estimate more than a few
hundred/thousand NetBSD systems using this service at the same time /
nearly the same time, it might be a good idea to just buy some CDN
resources. This argument is ridicilous...

> In fact, since the list probably changes infrequently, a mailing list
> update scheme would be more appropriate.

I already said that -u should be used. That makes the GET conditional.
Problem solved.


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