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Hello everyone,

I have a rather technical question but I'm sure I can find someone who knows the answer here :)

We put online. The goal is to provide baselayers for Belgium and surroundings with default name tag but also with name:fr and name:nl only.

So here are my questions :
I want to render the tiles on a powerful server and only "stream" the tiles on the "" (no rendering).
It works rather well but how can I make sure my tiles never expire ?
How can I "disable" the /dirty option ?
I see, using munin that all the tiles are "Old tile, attempted render". How can I disabled the "attempted render" ?

If needed, everything is documented here :

Thanks a lot :)

asked 16 May '18, 13:42

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edited 16 May '18, 13:44

Without looking too closely at your setup:

  • You can disable /dirty in your Apache config through a rewrite rule that rewrites everything that ends in "dirty" to some other page, or returns a "forbidden" error, e.g. RewriteRule ^/.*/dirty$ / [F]
  • You can keep mod_tile from issuing low-priority "attempted render" requests by telling it that your database is 10 years old (or so): touch -d '10 years ago' /var/lib/mod_tile/planet-import-complete
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answered 16 May '18, 16:19

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Frederik Ramm ♦
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Thanks Frederik, I'll try that.

About /dirty what append if someone makes that query but renderd can't render it (because the database is not there). Is the tile deleted or does it "stay" ?

Thanks :)

(16 May '18, 16:23) jbelien

It stays. If you don't have renderd running, you could also just ignore everything since all render requests will fizzle out anyway, just make sure to set ModTileRequestTimeout to 0.

(16 May '18, 16:26) Frederik Ramm ♦

I just checked, ModTileRequestTimeout is already set to 0.

Should I also set ModTileMissingRequestTimeout to 0, I guess so right ?

(16 May '18, 16:31) jbelien

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