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#ifndef RateLimitModule_H
#define RateLimitModule_H
#include <event2/event.h>
#include "dht/DHTModules.h"
* The rate limit module enforces limits on the number of packets which can be sent.
* The global limit is enforced by dropping outgoing replies instead of incoming
* queries so that the router module can benefit from additional information.
* not getting replies will cause other nodes to remove us from their tables which
* is important if we are swamped.
* When the number of replies sent in a second exceeds targetRequestsPerSecond
* the chance of a reply being dropped is increased by a precentage equal to the
* number of "unwanted" packets divided by the targetRequestsPerSecond.
* (requestsHandledThisSecond - targetRequestsPerSecond) / targetRequestsPerSecond
* the drop rate is updated during each reply once the limit has been exceeded
* for the current second so it will react very quickly to sudden floods and it is
* impossible for it to send more than twice the target amount of replies.
* The drop rate is deincemented by 1% for every second without any overages.
* This means it will recover in less than 2 minutes no matter how bad the flood is.
* If a reply is dropped, it is not counted against the number of replies sent in
* that second so while the packet which causes the drop rate to increase from 0% is
* guaranteed to be sent, the chance of a packet being sent which would cause the
* drop rate to become 100% is 1 / targetRequestsPerSecond.
* Not only does it react quickly to sudden floods but the effort required to make
* it drop traffic is exponentially proportional to the amount of traffic which it
* must be made to drop so it is very difficult to abuse by crafting floods to make
* it drop legitiment traffic. The exponential nature also serves to dampen resonance.
* Register a new RateLimitModule.
* @param registry the DHT module registry for signal handling.
* @param allocator a means to allocate memory.
* @param targetRequestsPerSecond the target number of requests to handle per second.
void RateLimitModule_register(struct DHTModuleRegistry* registry,
const struct Allocator* allocator,
uint32_t targetRequestsPerSecond,
struct event_base* base);
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