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From Chuck Murcko <>
Subject Re: NetJet
Date Thu, 12 Dec 1996 21:42:37 GMT
Last time I looked, we were only getting about 700 hits/day from NetJet
out of 500,000 or so. Yesterday was only 149.

Rob Hartill liltingly intones:
> Isn't *anyone* else noticing NetJet on their servers ?
> I've got one ISP user making 5,000 requests per hour with it; non-stop.
> It's been running for 24+ hours so there's nobody at the other end! I've
> been sending it 800k strings in response and can't get it to fall over :-(
> (sending all that data does slow it down to a few hundred requests per
> minute though). Now waiting for the ISP people to respond.
> btw, anyone running a proxy server should seriously consider using the
> "deny from user-agents" option to stop maniac agents from trashing other
> people's sites via the proxy.
> AOL are contracting out to a firm which scans sites for objectionable material.
> Trouble is it wants to check the *entire* site ! and does so at high speed.
> The software (CyberSpyder), from is hosed because it can't
> react to HTTP/1.1 and it can't react to errors. The owner has been "trying"
> to fix it for two weeks. I told him he'd be charged per request and then
> the requests stopped. I'm on his "avoid this site at all costs" list now,
> however last night his robot wandered into a forwarding service in Australia
> and started to rapid-fire from there.
> Thinking of upgrading your hardware ? ... check for nuisance robots first.

Chuck Murcko	N2K Inc.	Wayne PA
And now, on a lighter note:
Don't cook tonight -- starve a rat today!

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