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From "Tim Burden" <...@burden.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Beginners question
Date Tue, 26 Apr 2005 06:25:16 GMT
Yeah. Be happy. But make sure, if you're using PHP or the like, that you're
sending the kind of headers that allow pages to be cached :)

I mean, if you see a proxy eating up bandwidth, then either you have lots of
pages for the proxy to gather, or the proxy is not caching stuff.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "dan" <info@hostinthebox.net>
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Beginners question


> Joe Tellup wrote:
> > Hello, please forgive my lack of experience with the apache server, I'm
> > a recent convert from IIS, as in the past week.
> >
> > When we hosted our websites on commercial sites, the shell access or ftp
> > access was easy enough to work with, however, from the key board it is a
> > different matter.
> >
> > I have the proxy.aol.com literally burning up my bandwidth. I'm sure
> > there is a method with the htaccess to stop them, but I do not have
> > enough knowledge yet about this file to configure it properly, Would
> > anyone have a suggestion?
> >
> > Many thanks in advance
>
> Joe -
>
> It would not be wise to throttle a *.proxy.aol.com address, as tens of
> thousands of clients might be using this proxy server.  Who knows.
>
> Think of it this way....
>
> one client eating up a lot of bandwidth, or tens of thousands of clients
> collectively eating up the same amount of bandwidth.
>
> It just so happens that your site may have a lot of AOL visitors on it.
>
> Hope that helps
> -dant
>
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