[Chicago] threads and xmlrpc?

Tim Gebhardt tim at gebhardtcomputing.com
Thu Jan 29 16:02:33 CET 2009

If xmlrpc obeys the HTTP standard connection limit, you're limited to 2
concurrent connections per host.
Hammering PyPi's server with more than 5 concurrent connections is also a
little inconsiderate on your own part (please don't take this as an insult.
Email is one-dimensional communication).  I've mirrored Project Gutenberg
before and they heavily rate limit people who do that: 1 connection at a
time and a 2 second delay after every request.
-Tim Gebhardt
tim at gebhardtcomputing.com

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 8:51 AM, Lukasz Szybalski <szybalski at gmail.com>wrote:
> I'm trying to download stuff from pypi via their xmlrpc. So what you
> are saying is I should limit the number of threads to something less
> then 5 and see what happens?
> Thanks,
> Lucas
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