back to article What happens when you host code and git clone turns into a DDoS? Let's ask SourceHut

Git-based code host SourceHut will not have to block the Go Module Mirror as planned, after Google took notice of its complaints. Here's the situation: for the past two years, SourceHut has struggled to deal with the amount of data demanded by the Go module proxy when developers use that tool to fetch repositories from the biz …

  1. Detective Emil

    Google's entitlements

    So, if "[disabling] automated refresh traffic from … for SourceHut … should have little to no impact on users", why's it needed for anybody, ever?

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge
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    "Russ Cox from the Go team had got in touch"

    Oh, I see. Two years of raising an issue without any response, but declare that you plan to ban the mighty adslinger and suddenly things get moving.

    That's bad form, Google, because next time, it might just pay to start by banning.

  3. Greybearded old scrote

    Arse about face

    "support a -reuse flag, which will reduce the traffic"

    So the greedy impolite version is still the default? That won't help very much, if at all.

    1. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

      Re: Arse about face

      But disabling automatic refresh traffic from the proxy, which they also did, should.

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