posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 10:03 PM
The servers are running a little "hot" right now, and some of you may have noticed some brief connection issues a bit earlier.
Right now we're seeing an insane number of indexing bots on ATS. We keep traffic logs for three days, just in case we need to troubleshoot an attack.
per day. Today, so far, the log file is 1.2 gigabytes, with 3 hours left in the server's day. A quick look at the last 30 seconds (over 8,000 lines)
show around 85% indexing agents. This is well above our normal experience with non-human hits on the site. They all look legitimate.
Considering that each page has an average of seven other files/assets that load off the servers, and we're currently running at a pace of about 1,867
"hits" per second... which is quite high.
I've made some minor adjustments, and we seem to be holding well now.
Just wanted to make sure no one was worried about another attack. Baidu.com is especially indexing us hard right now.
edit on 4-4-2016 by
SkepticOverlord because: (no reason given)