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Zafarelli Inactive Member06 May 2007 4:10 a.m. PST

Usually, my traffic is between 150 and 200 megabytes per day. The server log says that two days ago, the traffic was as high as 2.26 gigabyte, almost a third of my usual *monthly* traffic. Yesterday and today, everything is back to normal. The curious thing is that the statistics service I subscribe to (Statcounter) has not noted anything extraordinary, and even indicates slightly less traffic than usual.

What could this be? Brute force attack to get my backend passwords? Search engine robot running amok? Someone who glued his F5 key down and left?

Any ideas, anyone?

CPBelt06 May 2007 8:23 a.m. PST

What is your website?

I sometimes get a noobie on mine who will go nuts downloading photos (I have 1,500 Conrail train photos at my website). Drives my stats way up for a few days (and the month's total).

Zafarelli Inactive Member06 May 2007 8:57 a.m. PST is my site. Total contents is about 40 megabyte, scripts, pictures, text and all, so I don't think it is a downloader.

cosmo1974 Inactive Member14 May 2007 7:00 a.m. PST

Hi Zafarelli,
That's a weird one..

I do know that, in the past, we had some trouble with spiders indexing our site and actually causing it to crash (it wasn't one of the major players – some test-bed spider developed in silicone valley, as far as i remember). Does your stats package allow you to see the IP addresses of the hits to your site? Can your recognise a common IP address and filter it from the results to see if that makes a significant difference?

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