This is what happens when you are not enough paranoid on bandwidth management and monitoring. Especially when you forget that users are lazy, and ignore that consuming bandwidth downloading 10 packages simultaneously from pkg.sabayon.org (our fallback Entropy mirror, main source of fresh pkgs when slave mirrors are still syncing) can have serious impact on our costs.
So, if you are reading this, and still using pkg.sabayon.org to fetch your Entropy packages, please remove it from the list or lower its priority. So, here is 5TB consumed in less than 25 days, just on pkg.sabayon.org (other subdomains, including www, are running on another server). You can see a drop, on the 25th, the day where I re-enabled some bandwidth limiting.
At the same time, because I’m
not stupid, starting from Entropy 1.0_alpha9, we are able to enforce fallback mirrors to have the lowest priority, despite what the user setting is inside repositories.conf😉.
Every time you download a package from pkg.sabayon.org, a kitten dies.