Ability to stop on-premise distribution point service
We can stop the service of cloud based DP with 1701.
But, for on premise DPs, there is no option to stop or suspend service. Sometimes, because of network problems or hardware problems, there is no connection to some distribution points. For this interval, site server tries to copy a new content (app,package etc.) to these DPs and fails and retry specific times. (redundant tries and jobs for site server)
Maybe, this is a good solution for this problem. For a DP, there should be a selection about suspend or stop the service, and clients which are in the subnet the DP serves. Thus, the clients connect to fallback servers without any delay.