On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 9:42 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" email@example.com wrote:
If it were me, I'd just IP firewall the offendors. There's not need for this kind of behaviour if there's an acceptable mirror protocol available...
Well not yet... but the PEP should be finished sometimes this week,
There was an acceptable mirror protocol available for more than a year now, irrespective of any PEP you are working on. Claiming that only with the PEP, true mirroring becomes possible, disregards the work that Jim Fulton and I put into coming up with a workable solution.
Right, sorry about that.
The PEP works on complementary needs (like client-side failover on mirrors) and will also try to summarize in a section how mirrors and client apps should behave for every aspect, reffering to all previous works on that, since they have already provided solutions for an optimal access to pypi.