Oh, no! Prepare for Slashdotting!

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time to bash slashdotters, fritterers!

Slashdotters think they're so smart. They're always so sarcastic. They think they are better than everyone else with their "everything is so stupid" attitude. They can kiss my Applefritter!!

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Regarding /.ers...

You have to keep in mind, Catty, that most of those poor souls have less self esteem and actual life potential than we do Wink

I've fired off one salvo...

Cover me... I'm going back in...

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totally

we really should offer them our sympathy... poor bastards

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It was the same thing when I

It was the same thing when I was /.ed. Moron after moron sending me stupid emails and making stupid posts. Eventually they crashed my server but over the next couple days I got about 500 emails.

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The hardware can handle it ju

The hardware can handle it just fine. We've been Slashdotted before, and survived. And besides, Digital Forest has excellent bandwidth.

I must be lucky today, because this was my first Slashdot story submission ever -- I figured I'd have the same chances of getting a green light that I do on Fark. Wink

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that puts me at ease

Thanks for that... I can rest easy, then. Hate to see my favorite sites melted.

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We're averaging 60% idle.

We're averaging 60% idle.

I took out the code that calculates longitude and longitude cooridinates for every single vistor, though…

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well

It is Friday night, after all... i guess some geeks actually have lives

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( I have a good idea, but... ) Would someone mind describing the process of what actually causes the slashdotting? I mean... how does too many requests cause a webserver to go down completely? And what sites cannot be slashdotted (what are their properties)?

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Re: We're averaging 60% idle.

Tom Owad wrote:

I took out the code that calculates longitude and longitude cooridinates for every single vistor, though…

LOL! I just blew beer out my nose!

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Re: We're averaging 60% idle.

Tom Owad wrote:

We're averaging 60% idle.

I took out the code that calculates longitude and longitude cooridinates for every single vistor, though…

Is that the same as Vertical and Horizontical? =)

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Oops

Hehe... I even read Rev's reply without picking up on that.

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Great

Quote:

Hehe... I even read Rev's reply without picking up on that.

There goes my drink. Right out the nose. What a senseless waste of a reasonably priced full bodied merlot. I thought you did that intentionally. Who types a word like "longitude" twice with out noticing? Tongue

Is this the slowest slashdotting ever, or what? From 913 users around midnight to 1813 an hour later? That's like... what... 15 requests per second? Like watching grass grow.

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Just discussed this with Tom,

Just discussed this with Tom, the logging system cuts out under heavy load so it won't be reporting accuratley for a while.

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Re: Great

catmistake wrote:

Is this the slowest slashdotting ever, or what? From 913 users around midnight to 1813 an hour later? That's like... what... 15 requests per second? Like watching grass grow.

Keep in mind that SciFi had a "Firefly" marathon earlier today... and had both 'Saffron' episodes...

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neato

Well... then I'm curious... is the server keeping track at all? Can these stats be posted afterwords? Or because the logging cuts out... there's no record? I don't understand why I want to know what the peaks were....

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The statistics module is auto

The statistics module is automatically throttled when the server load jumps, so it's doubtful those figures are accurate.

IIRC, popular pages are also cached in RAM, which might effect how visitors is counted. I haven't really looked at the code much.

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Re: neato

catmistake wrote:

Well... then I'm curious... is the server keeping track at all? Can these stats be posted afterwords? Or because the logging cuts out... there's no record? I don't understand why I want to know what the peaks were....

httpd is keeping track. Drupal, I'm not sure.

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little ~= BIG

There, obviously, is a big difference between running a little site as opposed to a large popular site. The page thats linked in the /. article is a big page here, lot of data. I guess no matter what, the raw power of the mob is to be respected... in some sense. For instance... the story earlier on /. about the HS punk that was arrested and charged with a felony for telling friends to keep hitting refresh on their HS web site... then a /. poster links that site, and, in the immortal words of The Steve, BOOM: that server never had it so good when it was just that punk's friends hitting the site. When /. rears its ugly head, I guess you take notice, have measures in place.

Will we get to see the stats of what's happened here tonight? (yeah... I guess I am pretty boring)

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We're still the 2nd story on

We're still the 2nd story on Slashodot, and now we're getting NYT'ed, as well. Averaging about 40% idle.

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I am a forum newbe

what is slashdot

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Re: The hardware can handle it ju

Dr. Webster wrote:

The hardware can handle it just fine. We've been Slashdotted before, and survived. And besides, Digital Forest has excellent bandwidth.

In my case it was because some admin at my ISP set the web server to allow unlimited conenctions. It only had 1 T1 line and got 3.5 million hits the first day. Once they set the machine to 100 connections, then it just denied most of the requests and those that got through saw things fine, not to mention that it allowed the rest of their servers to start working again.

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