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    SubjectRe: openbkweb-0.0
    remember that any bk repository will have all the info in it, so just
    access that instead of bkbits.org (yes this will require someone to run
    the evil propriatary software ;-), but it will avoid the load on Larry's
    server)

    David Lang

    On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, Willy Tarreau wrote:

    > Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 07:02:23 +0100
    > From: Willy Tarreau <willy@w.ods.org>
    > To: Larry McVoy <lm@work.bitmover.com>, Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>,
    > Larry McVoy <lm@bitmover.com>, Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@e-mind.com>,
    > linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
    > Subject: Re: openbkweb-0.0
    >
    > On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 08:37:37PM -0800, Larry McVoy wrote:
    > > > You may want to enable mod_deflate, and then scripts can easily make use
    > > > of gzip compressed data. May not be an end-all, but something to
    > > > consider.
    > >
    > > Gzip will give 4:1 what these scripts are doing is more like 1000:1.
    > > So gzipping the data gets you down to 250:1. That's still way more
    > > bandwidth, way too much to be acceptable.
    >
    > Larry, would it be acceptable/possible to regularly push some data/metadata
    > to sites like kernel.org that people already consult for kernel development ?
    > This way, Andrea's tool would only have to check kernel.org, and not bkbits.net.
    >
    > Another solution is to fetch from a reverse proxy-cache on a high-bandwidth
    > site, provided that we know what to cache, of course. This could even reduce
    > your current HTTP usage since nearly everything should be cacheable for a very
    > long period.
    >
    > You know, sometimes I fetch changesets from bkbits.net with my browser, and
    > I later convert them from html to text with a very trivial sed script. And it
    > happens that I remember you saying that the bandwidth costs you very much, then
    > I feel a bit guilty (although about once a week may not be too much) and I
    > wonder what would happen if everyone did the same regularly.
    >
    > You may also try to cap the bandwidth from the web server, to dissuade people
    > from using it, but still not closing it. This could also help you not to pay
    > for the extra bytes.
    >
    > Just some suggestions, of course. I wouldn't like your http service to be
    > closed since I sometimes use it.
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Willy
    >
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