Apologies if this belongs in the webmaster queue, it’s tricky to know where this sits.
The RSS feeds for security can be woefully out of date.
At the moment, if I request the feed for contrib security I get:
$ http https://www.drupal.org/security/contrib/rss.xml -h HTTP/1.1 200 OK Accept-Ranges: bytes Age: 5389 Cache-Control: public, max-age=86400 Connection: keep-alive Content-Encoding: gzip Content-Language: en Content-Length: 21819 Content-Security-Policy: frame-ancestors 'self' Content-Type: application/rss+xml; charset=utf-8 Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2016 11:48:40 GMT Etag: "1457000330-1" Expires: Sun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT Fastly-Debug-Digest: 73ba47cb255994fda18c345ce4895963252ca82462d32c44458f493ffafd0705 Last-Modified: Thu, 03 Mar 2016 10:18:50 GMT Server: Apache Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=10886400; includeSubDomains; preload Vary: Cookie,Accept-Encoding Via: 1.1 varnish Via: 1.1 varnish X-Cache: HIT, HIT X-Cache-Hits: 1, 2 X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff X-Drupal-Cache: MISS X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN X-Served-By: cache-sea1924-SEA, cache-lcy1122-LCY x-host: www.drupal.org x-url: /security/contrib/rss.xml
So the feed data can be cached for 24 hours. That seems reasonable enough, to avoid overloading the d.o servers, but it takes AGES for the RSS feed to be updated with new data, I guess, up to 24 hours.
That’s probably not a problem for most feeds, but when we’re talking about security updates, it’s a bit annoying.
We have an automated tool that is reading the RSS feed and creating issues in our internal issue tracker for security issues. At the moment it’s not finding the security releases that came out last night for hours and hours.
Ideally, as soon as security release comes out, the downstream caches would get flushed, I’m assuming an internal Varnish and Fastly Varnish are the downstream caching servers here. Is this possible?
Presumably the Drupal security Twitter account: https://twitter.com/drupalsecurity is also consuimg the RSS feed, which is why the tweets appeared there over 12 hours after the initial release.