[time-nuts] D-Links NTP server vandalism

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Apr 10 16:38:38 EDT 2006

In message <20060410.215310.116759674.cfmd at bredband.net>, Magnus Danielson writes:

>> The FreeBSD server in question has more bandwidth than that, last
>> I heard it was pretty much on a GigE that had several Gig's of
>> bandwidth backing it.  We've taken several slash-dottings in
>> the past with no trouble.
>> (Yes, FreeBSD _is_ a good server OS :-)
>Hohoum, why do I have the distinct feeling you are slightly biased?

because I ran netstat(8) all along, and it had more traffic from
SSH than from HTTP :-)

The Slash-Dot effect is only real when people put a lot of graphics
on their page or if the page is served out of a content-managlement-system
which must lookup everything in a database.

For a "plain HTML in a single file" page like this one, the slash-dot
effect is non-existent.

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