Cray Porn (was Re: [geeks] big mike?)
geeks at sunhelp.org
Wed Aug 15 14:54:50 CDT 2001
On Wed, Aug 15, 2001 at 03:38:01PM -0400, joshua d boyd wrote:
> I think we've stumbled upon Bill's new idea for saving bandwidth. He
> tries to make us grossed out until we unsubscribe, thus saving him a few
> hindred k a day per newly unsubscribed person.
Actually I found the cause of the massive bandwidth usage.
The engineering department @ auburn.edu has an internal mailing list
server, that runs ht:dig on their archives every night for search
indexes. Someone forgot to turn on the "dont follow outside links"
flag, and there was a URL for the SunHELP mailing lists in one of
their posts. So, every time it hit that, it went out and completely
indexed MY archives too - at times doing 10megabits sustained for 10-15
minutes, which showed up on MRTG.
I finally got in contact with someone there who fixed it. Bandwidth
usage is back to normal now, but for a month and a half there, it
was really chuggin', twice a day.
mrbill at mrbill.net
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