BITS downloader hammering our server?

Topics: Updater Application Block
May 19, 2004 at 7:17 PM
originally posted by: vhadiant

Hello,

Our application is using the Updater Application Block to download auto update. For all but one user this works fine. However we have this one IP address that hammers our server about 100,000 - 230,000 hits a day. What could possibly the problem? Is it at his/her end or ours? Unfortunately we do not know who this person is as our application is freely downloaded over the Internet.

Please see the following is excerpt from IIS log:
2004-05-17 18:23:15 GET /download/Manifest.xml - - ... Microsoft+BITS/6.2 - - 412 1907
2004-05-17 18:23:17 GET /download/Manifest.xml - - ... Microsoft+BITS/6.2 - - 412 1907
2004-05-17 18:23:18 GET /download/Manifest.xml - - ... Microsoft+BITS/6.2 - - 412 1907

IP address removed for obvious reason. Often we get 5/6 hits a second sometimes about one a second like the above case.

Anyone has any thought/suggestions about resolving this issue?

Thanks