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SubjectRe: openbkweb-0.0
On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 07:09:08PM -0800, Larry McVoy wrote:
> If people start using this against the bkbits.net server, we'll be
> forced to shut down http access. We can't afford the bandwidth costs,
> we get charged per byte after a certain amount.
>
> I'm not saying this new code isn't the most wonderful thing since sliced
> bread, I'm saying that programatic access to the http servers on bkbits is
> absolutely not supported and excessive bandwidth means we shut that down.
>
> Sorry, but getting at the data this way is very bandwidth intensive and
> we can't pay for it. If you use BK to get the data it is easily 1/1000th
> of the amount of bandwidth these scripts use. If someone wants to foot
> the bandwidth bill, it is currently $950/month.

You may want to enable mod_deflate, and then scripts can easily make use
of gzip compressed data. May not be an end-all, but something to
consider.

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