Monday, October 2, 2006

protecting against slashdot/digg effect


This post describes a way to protect a web site against the slashdot/digg effect.  Essentially it redirects all request that come from one of the sites that can cause large spikes in traffic to the proxy at nyud.net.


This tip doesn't work if you use the Bad Behavior plugin.  When this plugin is installed, all requests that come through this proxy get rejected with a 403 status code.


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