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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-63208

Reduce frequency of RSS feed checking

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Development in progress
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 3.5.1, 3.6
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: RSS
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      By default the RSS cron task (scheduled task from 3.6 onward) runs every five minutes and checks all valid RSS feeds. This translates into a valid RSS feed being hit every five minutes, which seems excessive. News readers check a few times a day, or on demand. The RDF Site Summary 1.0 Modules: Syndication specification implies that once daily is a reasonable default for feeds which do not publish values for updatePeriod and updateFrequency.

      We've had a couple cases of external sites reaching out to us because of (in their view) excessive traffic from our Moodle environment, and it was because of over-aggressive fetching from the rss client.

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