[ic] Foundation catalog.cfg RobotLimit comment change

Jon Jensen jon at endpoint.com
Fri Oct 8 18:24:00 EDT 2004

On Fri, 8 Oct 2004, John Young wrote:

> >>  # If a specific user session accesses our catalog more than this many 
> >>times
> >>-# in a 30-second time period. If the limit is exceeded, the LockoutCommand
> >>+# without a 30-second pause. If the limit is exceeded, the LockoutCommand
> >>  # (if set) is executed. Set this to 0 if you're getting links to
> >>  # during your testing.
> >>  RobotLimit  100
> > 
> > 
> > Hmm. That seems to obscure the situation rather than clarify it, to me.
> Okay, how about:
> "with no pauses of 30 seconds or more.  If the limit..."
> Now, for further obscurity:
> The problem is the current description in catalog.cfg is wrong (not simply
> confusing).  Take another look at the code in Dispatch.pm.  It doesn't 
> average
> anything.  It only checks to see if the current time minus the last session
> write time is greater than 30:

Ok, that makes sense. I just committed an update that follows your 



Jon Jensen
End Point Corporation
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