[OSM-dev] Connection Limit
shaunmcdonald131 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 01:15:48 BST 2007
On 13 Jun 2007, at 21:17, Robert (Jamie) Munro wrote:
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> Tom Hughes wrote:
>> I have applied a connection limit to the web server on
>> that limits the number of simultaneous connections from any one IP
>> to twenty. After that requests will get a "403 Forbidden" response.
>> This was primarily done because a pair of IP addresses were
>> the server with map requests to the API and the server seemed to have
>> more or less ground to a halt as the requests were coming in
>> faster than
>> the server could handle them - there were in fact over 220
>> from those two addresses when I applied the limit.
> I'd be tempted to just block those 2 addresses completely. No sane
> system should make 110 simultaneous connections ever. That's more
> like a
> DDOS attack than normal usage.
> If someone complains, we can find out what they were trying to do.
What would happen if there was a conference, mapping party or
developer meeting that was using the site? Assuming they are using a
NAT router, they would all have the same IP.
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