2 Users and 1022 Guests

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2 Users and 1022 Guests

As I'm getting my morning 'fritter and coffee, I notice the guest counter is going crazy. It claims there are 1022 guests online and increasing! Is some search engine or data miner wacking the poopies out of AF?

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5 Users and 500 guests...

Supposedly, anyway... At work, I've had a realy hard time with the new Yahoo!, MSN, and Google 'bots slamming my site looking for pages that are 404. An example is a page that was linked to by MacWindows in 1999 about a beta release. For some reason, when the "Big Three" decided to go with a new 'bot scenario, they decided to completely scrap all of the info they previously had on 404's.

And it doesn't matter that they are using new 'bots, anyway, because I still get nothing but porn links through Google, and the search was for "repelling stray cats". How does that relate to porn? I don't want to know...

This is supposed to profound or witty or both, but I don't feel like it.

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Blocked

I still have robots blocked. It's probably the new iMac G5 story.

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I still have robots blocked. It's probably the new iMac G5 story.

Yes, that's a really great story.

On the otherhand, I've heard that some search engines don't actually obey no-robots instructions. One fellow posted that some search engine (Treoma IIRC) wacked his site visiting every single login/post/register link on every single posting page. It would be interesting to check the IPs on some of the "guests" that came to the site this morning.

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Very true

Very true. I still don't have very good logs, which is something I need to work on.

Another thought: # of guests is based on # of unique IPs. I doubt Treoma uses 1000 IP addresses to crawl one site.

Anybody who was here when the connections were at 1000: how did the system handle? Were page loads sluggish?

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Another thought: # of guests is based on # of unique IPs. I doubt Treoma uses 1000 IP addresses to crawl one site.

Good point!
Anybody who was here when the connections were at 1000: how did the system handle? Were page loads sluggish?

I was impressed by Applefritter's performance with 1000 guests -- I noticed no sluggishness whatsoever. Perhaps we need to be slashdotted to really see how the system handles loads. Wink

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DOS

Could some one use a tab browser (like Mozilla) to load a couple thousand tabs of a site at once? Would that slow it down?

Hmmmmmm....

I'll be back.

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Anybody who was here when the connections were at 1000: how did the system handle? Were page loads sluggish?

ive been on when there has been ~500 guests online ... the new server seemed to cope admirably Acute

TOM

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uhh, no

When I was slashdotted, my server was getting between 10,000 and 15,000 hits per second.

Dr. Bob

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