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

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.

[via digg]


  1. How do you know that? I've never heard of Bad Behavior blocking the Coral Web Cache, and you seem to have made a post talking about it without ever having contacted the author of the software.

  2. I have verified this by attempting to use this cache to view my blog:


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