On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 2:49 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
FWIW, it's also the case that 4940769 hits originate from France. Could it be that you are alone responsible for 40% of the traffic on PyPI?
Yes, I am the only Python developer in France. That's me.
Just kidding :)
France has a lot of python/plone developers that triggers buildouts every day, so I am pretty sure the mirrors don't make the whole traffic in PyPI.
Hmm. Yesterday, there were 199250 accesses to PyPI through wget. Of those, 169971 requests came from a single address (from Dedibox in France), 28966 requests from a second one (from Sakura in Japan).
yes that is us,
we have two mirror here, one smart one (proxy with the minimum amount on call over PyPI) and the wget one,
the second one is the wget. but the mirror option use a file listing and a timestamping mecanism, so the file or pages are downloaded only if they have changed. Basically only headers are read.
I'll shut it off anyway, we have the smart collective.proxy at work now, and will eventually switch to the wget one to the pypimirror one if we provide an "official" full mirror
So it *is* wget mirrors that make the whole traffic in PyPI.