response-rate-limiting - "window" explained?
dot at dotat.at
Mon Mar 27 09:33:55 UTC 2017
Tom <tomtux007 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can someone explain the behaviour of "window" in the rate-limit-context?
It basically determines the time after a client that was querying very
fast but then stopped is allowed to receive responses again.
When a client repeats a query, its counter is decremented until it reaches
the minimum `-1 * window * responses-per-second`. Its counter is
incremented by `responses-per-second` each second, so after the client
stops querying it will be `window` seconds before the counter becomes
positive which means the client is allowed to receive responses again.
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