CMS module for Phprojekt

CMS module for Phprojekt

FS#21 - Add random offset to expiration date for syndication feeds

Attached to Project: CMS module for Phprojekt
Opened by Mario A. Valdez-Ramirez (mvaldez) - Sunday, 23 May 2004, 17:39 GMT-5
Last edited by Mario A. Valdez-Ramirez (mvaldez) - Monday, 24 May 2004, 05:17 GMT-5
Task Type Bug Report
Category Backend / Core
Status Assigned
Assigned To Mario A. Valdez-Ramirez (mvaldez)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Low
Reported Version any
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


Add random offset to expiration date for syndication feeds, so the server don't saturate dial-up connections. If the server is connected using a low-speed link, the link can be saturated and the downloading of the newsfeeds can timeout if done simultaneously. Adding a random small offset to expiration times can improve this problem. As the value should be calculated every time the newsfed is displayed, maybe a deterministic calculation would be better option. For example, using a quick hash from newsfeed title, may provide a unique number always. Pending to write proof-of-concept.
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