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  1. NetBeans
  2. NETBEANS-2204

Too many requests to /dyn/closer.lua from NetBeans users behind an HTTP proxy

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    • Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Major
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
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      A  large organization with lots of users behind an HTTP proxy was recently banned from accessing *.apache.org servers due to too many requests to the following URL:

      http://apache.org/dyn/closer.lua?action=download&filename=incubator/netbeans/incubating-netbeans/incubating-10.0/nbms/updates.xml.gz

      Their proxy initiated more than 10'000 connections in 24 hours to that URL, causing an automatic ban by our infra defenses.

      wave rightly notes that this might be due to the NetBeans updates checker, if that's correct it would be good for someone from the NetBeans team to look at it in more detail to avoid such problems in the future.

      I suppose what needs to be done is to modify that closer.lua script (or use it differently if there's such an option already) so that its result is cacheable by an HTTP proxy.

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            vieiro Antonio Vieiro
            bdelacretaz Bertrand Delacretaz
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