response-rate-limiting - "window" explained?

Tony Finch dot at
Tue Jan 9 16:46:58 UTC 2018

Bob Harold <rharolde at> wrote:

>    That's a good test, with the default window of 15 seconds, but could you
> please repeat it with a window like 120, and see if it changes
> accordingly?

With a window of 5 I got a recovery time of 6s.

f.anthony.n.finch  <dot at>  -  I xn--zr8h punycode
Trafalgar: Variable 3 for a time in southeast, otherwise south 6 to gale 8,
veering northwest 5 or 6 later. Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later
in northwest. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

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