amznVibe - 3:39 pm on Jul 20, 2004 (gmt 0) [news.netcraft.com...]
I had predicted this to myself about a year ago. It is no wonder why Google is resisting RSS/Atom feeds for web/news searches. Imagine what Yahoo goes though!
Infoworld.com experiences a "massive surge of RSS newsreader activity at the top of every hour," according to Chad Dickerson, the CTO of Infoworld. "If I didnít know how RSS worked, I would think we were being slammed by a bunch of zombies sitting on compromised home PCs," Dickerson writes. "Our hourly RSS surge has all the characteristics of a distributed DoS attack, and although the requests are legitimate and small, the sheer number of requests in that short time period creates some aggravating scaling issues."