Joomdle 0.82 - Huge number of HTTP requests to Moodle?

6 years 2 weeks ago 6 years 2 weeks ago by Sandeep.
Sandeep
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Joomdle 0.82 - Huge number of HTTP requests to Moodle? #1
Hi

We have an interesting setup Joomla 2.5 is hosted in house and Moodle (2.6.2) hosted externally.

Joomdle is working fine for years but we were informed by our Moodle host that there are large incoming incoming HTTP requests to Moodle resulting in outages.

They are getting huge number of requests to this:

POST /webservice/xmlrpc/server.php?wstoken=xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

My question is how can I determine who is making that request and what are the steps I can take to secure the setup?

TIA

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6 years 2 weeks ago
Antonio Durán
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Joomdle 0.82 - Huge number of HTTP requests to Moodle? #2
Well, I don't know what "huge" means to them, but I guess those are normal Joomdle requests, same that it was doing for years.

> My question is how can I determine who is making that request and what are the steps I can take to secure the setup?

Don't know what you mean by securing the setup, but most probably those calls are valid Joomdle web service calls.

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6 years 2 weeks ago
Chris
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Joomdle 0.82 - Huge number of HTTP requests to Moodle? #3
The number of requests, assuming valid, will also be impacted based on your site design. For example, if you have a lot modules that show Moodle data then this will increase the number of http requests compared to a Joomla page without joomdle modules. Similarly if you are displaying a page with all courses this will generate more http requests than a page with only one course.

I think the first thing you should do is determine what is meant by huge as Antonio has indicated. Then determine if there has been an increase in the number of requests. You indicate that it has been normal for years. Thus why the sudden problem? If there truly is a 'huge' number, you will need to determine if these requests are valid or not. At that point you can determine if you really have a problem.

The last point is that you mentioned there the http requests are causing outages. I assuming you mean response time outs rather than server crashes. It is highly unlikely that your requests to Moodle will cause server crashes. It is more likely that response time outs are appearing - although this not that likely too with a reasonably configured server. You should be looking at the frequency, server logs checking on server cpu, i/o, etc. to narrow down your problem.

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