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Altavista Denial of Service

     
3:07 pm on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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altavista is currently overwhelming my servers
with their server ...

i am hosting huge realaudio/video multimedia files
and altavista is downloading them over and over
since yesterday ...

not only is altavista requesting it over and over
again - they have basically caused 30% of my bandwith ...
- we are talking here about several GIGABYTES.

the requests come from
18.54%: mmsorbet22.sv.av.com
11.29%: 216.39.49.62

is there anything i can do to stop that?
i complained already several month ago -
but now they are doing it again ...

is there anything i can do?

3:19 pm on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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www.robotstxt.org.

Tim

3:40 pm on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Please sticky me asap with your crawler log samples and IPs. I think it is a spider trap not a DOS as this is coming from the Multimedia Crawler.
Tim
10:44 pm on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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hallo tim,

thank you for the prompt reply -
you got mail.

i must admit that i am a little bit concerned
about "spiders on the loose" when it reaches
a point that the bandwith consumption causes
financial hosting problems ...

thank you.