On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 1:15 PM MusikAnimal <musikanimal(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Hi! Most tools query just a single db at a time, so I
don't think this
will be a massive problem. However some such as Global
Contribs and GUC can theoretically query all of them from a single
request. Creating new connections on-the-fly seems doable in production,
the issue is how to work on these tools in a local environment. Currently
the recommendation is to use a SSH tunnel to the desired host, such
as enwiki.analytics.db.svc.eqiad.wmflabs. Surely we can't do this same port
forwarding for 900+ connections.
Any ideas? Perhaps there's some way to make a host that automatically
forwards to the correct one, solely for developer use? Or will development
of such global tools need to happen in the Cloud Services environment?
Can't you just tunnel to the login server and connect by hostname from