Oct. 22, 2004 @ 00:33
Thieving gits!

Im still someone amazed at the amount of traffic my website generates but recently I’ve been getting robbed by “leeches”.

Now don’t get me wrong, I am happy and appreciate that when I relase stuff here you want to mention it on your DoD Clan or website forum, but its really not very polite to direct link to screenshots and content on my server from yours.

Yesterday I checked my logs and realised that I have generated 1Gb if traffic in just 24hrs and after checking my logs, all of this was caused by other sites direct linking to content here. It only takes a couple of thousand sites pulling a 250kb file before my bandwidth useage goes skywards.

Please, if your going to link to a download or content on my site make a local copy on your server. If my bandwidth useage continues to go this high, I’m going to be forced to close my site.

Responses to “Thieving gits!”

Can’t you just add a simple anti-leech script on your server? All your pages are php, so it wouldn’t be too hard. And it would keep most leeches out.
(Of course, if they would stop leeching, that would be better, but people rarely listen unfortunately)

Posted by Naz
Fri, October 22nd, 2004 @ 15:53

Yeah, I’ve done that now Naz although I though it was worth a shot to also ask people nicely not to do it 😉

Posted by Jed
Fri, October 22nd, 2004 @ 19:05