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From Sebastian Rothbucher <>
Subject Re: Per-user rate-limiting of writes
Date Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:09:40 GMT
Hi Suraj,

i think the Unit of work for Updates is always one document - and you can not know for sure
what is going on in parallel. 

So, either you limit the Updates to the same Doc

Or you periodically check for users exceeding the Limit and lock them out - knowing that exceeding
is temporarily possible although the changes Feed can help minimizing

Or you have logic in front of Couch checking against non-stale views

That's all i can think of now

Good luck!

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

> Am 27.06.2014 um 11:49 schrieb Suraj Kumar <>:
> Hi,
> We use CouchDB's _users DB extensively for authentication. We'd like to
> rate-limit the number of writes to CouchDB per user. How can this be
> achieved? One way is to make a web-server do the rate-limiting. But we're
> really looking for rate limiting how many docs a given user can have in the
> system beyond which writes should 'fail'. How can this be done? I can think
> of ways to 'keep no more than N docs per user' but I'd ideally like to
> inform the user via HTTP response then and there when write rate-limit
> threshold has crossed.
> Is this possible?
> Thanks,
>  -Suraj
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