Bandwidth Limits Caused Crash

At least a few people noticed the entire domain disappeared this morning.  Sorry about that, the bandwidth limit of 20 gb was exceeded by another 4+ gb. That should be enough, but the blog in particular is receiving very high traffic.

There have also been quite a few hack attacks recently as revealed in the system logs. These IP addresses will be banned.

All is back to normal I think.


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6 thoughts on “Bandwidth Limits Caused Crash

  • March 13, 2008 at 9:06 am

    This is nuts. In addition to the ‘crash’ this morning, the site is behaving strangely – at least for me. Yeah, we’ve have a bump (increase) in blog traffic but only perhaps 20% over past weeks/months. Certainly nothing to gobble gigabytes of bandwidth. Looks like NSA, Fatherland Insecurity and the the whole bowl of alphabet goon soup have discovered ‘reality’ and are monitoring the ‘situation’ – in my ‘paranoid’ reptilian hind brain. Praise Be Unto the Dark Lord, Beelzebush and his minion, Darth (camp) Reamy.

  • March 13, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I don’t know if that’s the case. Haven’t seen any “proof” yet, but if they were any good, I’d not know the source, now would I?

    Blog traffic is way, way up. Possibly a denial of service type attack by detractors. Possibly anything. There have been complaints of server crashes and other problems too, so somethings up, but I don’t know what it is.

    I wouldn’t worry about it. They’re vacuuming up the entire Internet and all email / website traffic anyway. If you’re online, they know it.

  • March 13, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Well, judging by alexa, survivalacres has jumped quite a bit in the rankings:

    I remember checking your rankings last year, and it was somewhere around 1.5 million. Now it’s about 500,000, with a weekly average of 486,000 – so you’ve leapfrogged a million sites at least!

    You will definitely want more than 20 gigs a month…a content heavy site will burn that very quickly.

  • March 14, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Alexia is misleading as a statistic. You must have the Alexia toolbar installed in your browser for it to rank anything.

    Only those that have this toolbar installed are ranking the sites they visit. Very few people actually have Alexia installed compared to the rest of the Internet surfers.

    For example, I don’t use the toolbar, and thus won’t rank my own site or anybody else’s.

    Basically, it’s a scam to get you to install their toolbar. They’re ploy is obvious, use our toolbar, we’ll rank the sites you visit (including your own).

    I don’t consider Alexia data worthwhile as a measurement statistic for this reason. A much better and far more meaningful measurement is the Google page rank figure. I’ve been at 3 since forever. Just checked, now at 4. Still lower then yours, you rank 5.

  • March 14, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Where do you go for the google page rank? maybe I’m dense, but I can’t find it anywhere on their site…

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