Ira Goldklang:

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Tue Feb 8 18:59:02 2005

On Tue, 8 Feb 2005, Cameron Kaiser wrote:

> > I think an FTP linked from the website would be much easier to control
> > leechers. Maybe a note stating the contents can be purchased for a small fee
> > and mail them a DVD with the files (for people who really do want to mirror
> > your information).
> Actually, FTP is even harder to control IMHO because you can't block the
> obvious copy program's user agent strings, and there are a lot of robo-FTP
> leeches too. Even if you required a username and password, they can still
> misbehave when they get on, and they only need to suck you dry once (so
> kicking them off accomplishes nothing). Bandwidth rapists are a scourge.

Can't one put monitoring software in place that cuts off any one IP
address after, say, more than 100MB (or whatever amount makes the most
sense) has been downloaded?

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