[Twisted-Python] IRC & Excess-Flood

Timothee Besset ttimo at idsoftware.com
Fri Dec 12 07:22:17 EST 2003

Last time I looked, lineRate used a simple delaying algorithm, which is
quite far from what the ircd does for rate control. It should work fairly
well if you set it to something ( default is no rate control ), but it's
far from optimal.


On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 20:14:21 +1100
Andrew Bennetts <andrew-twisted at puzzling.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 12, 2003 at 09:50:43AM +0100, Timothee Besset wrote:
> > The IRC RFCs describe the flood protection mecanism that's used in IRC
> > daemons. The IRC protocol in twisted doesn't do any rate limitation, it
> Actually, it does.  IRCClient has a lineRate[1] attribute that controls rate
> limiting.  See the docstring for details.
> -Andrew.
> [1] It really should be called lineDelay, because as the docstring says,
>     it's the delay, not the rate.  Oh well.
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