Are cached assets affected by rate limit?

The only thing I do not quite like about rate limit is how sensible it might be to bursting, a legitimate client might make a higher number of requests for a very short period of time and we would challenge/block them.

However, if the assets served by Cloudflare are not subject to rate limit, this would fix that issue to an extent.

Though, In my opinion, I would say that a better rate limit system would allow us to set a “time” flag.
If IP exceeds 10 requests per second for 1 minute -> ban/challenge …

By default Cached requests wouldn’t be included. On Free or Pro version you wouldn’t be able to configure this, but w/ Business or Enterprise you can Rate Limit cached requests or based on origin response for example.

Let us know if you have any other questions.

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