[tex-live] Still troubles when trying to reach some pages of tug/texlive site

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Feb 13 01:26:16 CET 2018

On 2018-02-12 at 16:32:28 +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:

 > > Sometimes, I can temporarily reach pages such as
 > There is a block installed on tug that should catch robots. If you
 > are hitting to hard and quickly on the server/svn space, you will
 > be blocked for some time.


  while true; do wget https://www.tug.org/texlive/lists.html; done

works fine here and

  wget -r https://www.tug.org/texlive

too.  I don't understand why Denis can't download lists.html at all.

BTW, blocking robots reliably without bothering normal users is a very
difficult task.  It's probably better not to rely on the time between
two requests but on the number of requests within a certain amount of

Wget fails when I replace "www.tug.org" with its IP number.  This is
good because most robots simply csan 


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