Now that our mirror is running again, our Informatiker-apprentice had a closer look at the mirror and the traffic over the last 3 days.
He wrote up a brief report, these are some interesting observations. Looking only at traffic from user-agent "ZYpp <something>" :
6677 unique IPv4 addresses, 393 unique IPv6 ditto - about 6%.
apache goes very busy at times, easily hitting the ceiling at 150 active clients. This was a bit surprising, we didn't expect that much openSUSE activity in Switzerland (which has 2 other mirrors).
Because of this, I asked him to find out where all that traffic was coming from and that is quite surprising:
123 different countries, 50 with more than 10 unique addresses. (IPv4 only). These are the top scorers:
country addrs | us | 1115 | | de | 768 | | it | 658 | | ch | 639 | | es | 462 | | fr | 315 | | br | 312 | | ru | 234 | | ca | 143 | | in | 131 | | cn | 128 | | mx | 120 | | uk | 119 | | za | 111 | | pl | 105 |
Some of these are understandable - Italy, France and Germany all border on Switzerland, maybe our mirror is better connected for some regions? But USA, Brazil, Canada, India, China and Mexico?
Looking at Italy and Spain - Italy has only one mirror, tumbleweed/ is outdated. update/ is outdated. Spain has only one mirror – address not found “ftp.gui.uva.es”.
One country code noone immediately recognised - 'af'. Turns out to be Afghanistan. Seems the Afghani Telecomms tried our mirror from more than 50 addresses.