[Jenkins-infra] Excessive api/json access on ci.jenkins-ci.org

Kohsuke Kawaguchi kk at kohsuke.org
Tue Oct 2 14:26:06 UTC 2012

Since yesterday, HTTP service on cucumber is flipping on Nagios.

I looked at mod_status output, and there are excessive number of
requests to various JSON API endpoints. I manually baned two of them
in iptables, but there seems to be a larger number of clients
incurring more loads from all sorts of IP addresses. Interestingly,
all the user agents are Apple WebKit.

I suspect these requests are keeping Apache occupied and occasionally
cause the service to exceed the 10 sec connection timeout.

I need to head to JavaOne, but just wanted to share the outcome of my
little investigation thus far.

I wonder if we can strip away anonymous read access to
ci.jenkins-ci.org from temporarily during JavaOne. I'd like apache to
serve jenkins-ci.org, and this is the week we are getting extra

Kohsuke Kawaguchi

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