[Taxacom] eol down

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at earthlink.net
Thu Feb 28 01:10:48 CST 2008

On 2008-02-27 17:11, Jim Croft wrote:
> mentioned on shlashdot.org - server apparently could not handle the
> subsequent shashdot attack...
> sometimes publicity can be too successful...:)

We got slashdotted a few years ago (Map of Springfield, now at 
http://mapofspringfield.com); we could handle the bandwidth but not the 
number of simultaneous sessions, so the sysadmin for our web servers 
took each of the three out of the load balancer one at a time and 
recompiled Apache for a much larger limit. A former colleague referred 
to that sort of thing as "changing the spark plugs with the engine running".

Curtis Clark                  http://www.csupomona.edu/~jcclark/
Director, I&IT Web Development                   +1 909 979 6371
University Web Coordinator, Cal Poly Pomona

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