Distributed bandwidth (was RE: [Theforum] Re: [Content] Mail Alert! - Sat Jun 22 31226)

Beau Hartshorne beau at members.evolt.org
Wed Jun 26 10:14:42 CDT 2002

> > [possible bandwidth misuse of mirrors by bad people snippage]
> >
> > The only solution I can think of is this: get volunteers to check
> > referrers, and only send files to anyone referred by evolt.org. Is
> > something like that possible?
> Yup, but it really does depend on the config of the curators kit -
once we
> start getting loads of people mirroring bits or all of beo, we're
> away from the controlled environment that beo represents, and letting
> a large amount of heterogenous services.  Some may be on Linux, some
> win2K, Tru64, Solaris, etc etc, some may be Apache, others IIS, Roxen,
> etc.

I think we should at least provide a note of warning on the "donate"
page, as well as links to articles that explain how to check referrers
on a couple platforms.


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