[Coco] maltedmedia ftp request

Dennis Bathory-Kitsz dennis-ix at maltedmedia.com
Thu Jun 21 09:53:09 EDT 2012

At 09:35 AM 6/21/2012, you wrote:
>On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM,  <rvanscherpe at penwin.net> wrote:
> > I believe that the Rainbow directory is taking up the majority of 
> this space.
> > Have you considered removing the "big" versions for now and just leaving
> > the smaller files with maybe a text file saying that larger ones 
> are available
> > on DVD?
>Archive.org hosts a complete collection of Rainbow scans as well, so
>we can relieve some of the bandwidth issues by grabbing these from
>there instead. Thanks to  Derek for recently sharing the link:

I certainly appreciate all these positive suggestions.

One of the reasons my CoCo storage 'dump' has a bandwidth problem is 
that there are 80+GB of documents available in one place and folks 
don't have to search here & there. And I have the space for more. I'm 
interested in convenience for people interested in CoCo materials.

The solution I'm asking for is how to reduce demand for the entire 
archive AT ONCE. Since throttling or IP address connection limits 
would interfere with my (paying) clients' use of the rest of the FTP 
site, I'd be reluctant to do that.

So if folks on this list will go easy on the mass downloads, that 
will help. I've put in a robots.txt file which should block 
respectful search bots.

That just leaves the anonymous bandwidth suckers, such as an 
anonymous user in Uruguay who downloaded the entire 81GB on Tuesday, 
or "psergm at gmail.com" who did the same. Blocking their IPs after the 
fact is useless, and constantly monitoring usage would be more work for me.

I can, however, password-protect the site and make the 
username/password available as part of this list's info page. Or 
something else that will not create more work and keep the balance 
tipped below my monthly 500GB cap. Those are the kinds of suggestions 
that will balance keeping all the content and balancing the use.


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