where is the source of initial anonymous GET when listing or deploying?

Topics: General
Jun 10, 2013 at 3:10 PM
I noticed during deploy of a package, or listing packages, NuGet clients do an initial anonymous GET to "/" - I presume this is some sort of ping check to see of the repo is online.

Can someone point me to the source code that makes this request?

Jun 10, 2013 at 4:25 PM
That would be the GetResponseUri method of https://nuget.codeplex.com/SourceControl/latest#src/Core/Http/RedirectedHttpClient.cs. It was originally meant to resolve package sources listed as FWlinks, but NuGet's stopped using those for quite some time now.
Jun 10, 2013 at 5:27 PM
Thank you for that explanation.

So, does that mean fwlink handling ( and hence this initial anonymous get ) is planned to be removed in some future NuGet version? Should I file a ticket to request this be done?