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Re: Ways to keep users from checking out too much.

From: Robert Spier <rspier_at_pobox.com>
Date: 2006-02-23 07:42:10 CET

> Just to be clear, the search engine we had a problem with at
> svn.apache.org was actually doing a checkout of big chunks of the
> repos, not just crawling the http interface like you'd normally
> expect. Normal http crawlers can be dealt with via robots.txt, so I
> don't see any reason to build in support for blocking that sort of
> thing in subversion itself.

This is similar to what svk can do. While none of my (perl.org)
repositories are as big as the apache repository, someone deciding to
check out every revision of every path can definitely bring the server
and pipe to its knees.

-R

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