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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: delft 52'00N 4'22E
temporarily disabled access from 'cache.ruh'
I temporarily disabled access for requests which have 'Via: cache[0-9].ruh'
in the request.
this web cache is running software ( i think it is called 'bluecoat' ) which does large amounts of prefetch requests, regularly almost bringing down our server.
a webcache doing prefetch requests, will analyze a requested webpage, and retrieve all that are linked from that page. ... for instance for the front page of xdadev, this means 139 links. the bluecoat software requests them all at once. ... which is a load our server cannot handle.
unfortunately, i think most of saudi arabia has to access the internet through this web cache.
so i may have now disabled an entire country from accessing xda-developers. but i am not sure if that is the case.
please let me know if you are in saudi arabia, and have trouble accessing our site, and also, if you can access our site still just fine now.
i would like to know what effect this disabling has.