It seems to me that this Fernando person was the one who did it. I mean, re-read his email. Sounds like a threat to me.<br><br>" IŽd be saddened to see it disappear..."<br><br>And now it's gone because one person is downloading it all the time.
<br><br>But since we know one person is doing it - can't we just block that IP and move on? I don't understand why the site is still down.<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 2/28/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">Nathan Eady
</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">Jon Phillips wrote:
<br><br>> again (kees) and he found that there is a one person who is basically<br>> trying to download our packages every 5-10 seconds which is equal to a<br>> DDoS attack.<br><br>You know, you would _think_ that a mature package like Apache would
<br>have options to limit the effective percentage of your available<br>bandwidth that can be consumed from any given Class-A subnet, or<br>somesuch along those lines. Come to think of it, isn't that pretty<br>much exactly what mod_throttle does? Maybe we should look into that.
<br><br>Are we really so high-profile that someone wants to expend bandwidth<br>doing a DOS attack on us? I would be _very_ curious to know what<br>subnet that was coming from, and whether it is associated with any<br>entity that might have a plausible motive for this,
e.g., some<br>commerical clip-art site. (If so, a full write-up of the incident<br>could probably get us a good and proper slashdotting, whenever we<br>tell the story, i.e., at a time of our choosing. Such an opportunity
<br>should not be wasted.)<br>_______________________________________________<br>clipart mailing list<br><a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a><br><a href="http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/clipart">
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http://www.whatisopenoffice.org/</a><br>Because everyone loves free software!