Rate limits on raw endpoints

Introduced in GitLab 12.2.

This setting allows you to rate limit the requests to raw endpoints, defaults to 300 requests per minute. It can be modified in Admin Area > Network > Performance Optimization.

For example, requests over 300 per minute to https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-foss/raw/master/app/controllers/application_controller.rb will be blocked. Access to the raw file will be released after 1 minute.

Rate limits on raw endpoints

This limit is:

  • Applied independently per project, per commit and per file path.
  • Not applied per IP address.
  • Active by default. To disable, set the option to 0.

Requests over the rate limit are logged into auth.log.