[Coco] maltedmedia ftp request
dennis-ix at maltedmedia.com
Thu Jun 21 14:29:36 EDT 2012
At 02:03 PM 6/21/2012, you wrote:
>I ran it past a friend, who has no issues hosting the FTP site.
>Dennis, if you want to move the CoCo stuff off, let me know.
>I know I'm semi-guilty, although I did not snatch the ENTIRE thing
>in one whallop.
>I did it over 2-3 days, which on a monthly cycle, is no different.
>However, I didn't grab dupes, ie, I avoided the large Rainbows,
>and most of the others, as well, as they are available elsewhere.
>Do you manage your own DNS entries on the maltedmedia.com domain?
>Mebbe I can set up the FTP and you can add a dns record or two.
I'm not interested in moving it. There's no emergency, just a request
to lower bandwidth demand. The robots.txt file has already cut it to
some degree. But then up pops an anonymous user at 126.96.36.199
that copied everything yesterday... an address that ends up at
"copyland.com.br". That's clearly a site-sucker robot that ignored
robots.txt. That's what I'm interested in avoiding. A greedy
downloader might grab the username/password from Gmane, but a robot wouldn't.
As for moving it, you know I'm concerned about reliability of access
and site stability. CoCo sites come and go, friends cease being
interested in maintenance, hackers do their deeds, etc. And consider
that the ftp site been there and easily growing since 2003 at the
same time the list was set up (and I've had this server location
since 1996). Nine years is a pretty good record for CoCo sites.
So as a longtime supporter of the CoCo (some of you recall that I
wrote one of the first articles about it the month it arrived), I'd
want to make sure the archive was in good, long-term, reliable hands.
Yes, I do manage my own DNS entries. Maltedmedia.com is my core
domain, though, to which all other 38 domains are tied. One DNS
slip-up and I'm way screwed. :)
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