Ira Goldklang:

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Tue Feb 8 19:43:18 2005

On Tue, 8 Feb 2005, Cameron Kaiser wrote:

> > 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?
> I don't know if ipfilters is that smart. Plus, you run the risk of cutting
> off proxies, which might have legitimate reasons to download a lot of data
> (like if a lot of people are using them). Not a big deal for FTP since there
> aren't many FTP proxies, but it's a possible problem for HTTP.

I'm sure there are legitimate reasons why someone would be accessing the
site through a proxy (from work? Or China perhaps?) but I don't see this
as a major problem.

> Since I implemented this (admittedly draconian) policy, I haven't lost many
> users except the ones I wanted to, and my site availability is much better.

I'll have to keep this in mind once I start offering content. What is
your system developed in? Perl?

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