Ira Goldklang:

From: Philip Pemberton <>
Date: Tue Feb 8 14:27:59 2005

In message <>
          Vintage Computer Festival <> wrote:

> I'd like to know who the offender is so we can shame them out of
> existence. Probably the same guy who will be offering a TRS-80
> documentation CD on eBay in the next couple weeks.

I've always been somewhat partial to blocking entire ISPs due to the actions
of their users. If I get more than three bandwidth-hogging attempts from a
particular ISP, I block the whole ISP. A bit of a knee-jerk reaction, but
it's sometimes necessary.
A few years ago I released an IC logo identification tool. Someone mirrored
my site (there was a ZIP file of the entire site on the front page, too
*sigh*). Problem was, his mirroring software got caught in a loop. That
little swine cost me my entire monthly bandwidth quota twice over and lost me
a webhost ("If your readers are going to use up all our bandwidth, pay us
$BIGBUCKS a month for a dedicated server or leave").

> This is really retarded.

I agree.

Phil.                              | Acorn Risc PC600 Mk3, SA202, 64MB, 6GB,              | ViewFinder, 10BaseT Ethernet, 2-slice,          | 48xCD, ARCINv6c IDE, SCSI
... Sane?  Hell, if I was sane why would I be here?
Received on Tue Feb 08 2005 - 14:27:59 GMT

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