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Milestone: Almost a Terabyte in a Single Week

A social coverSummary: A look back at a record week with about a dozen distributed denial of service attacks (their nature varying from time to time)

OWING to Gates deposition tapes for the most part, this past week was a record week for us. At the time of writing, 7 days down the line (based on our monitoring), 875 GB of traffic got passed downstream to visitors. It's actually more than a terabyte if Tux Machines traffic gets counted as well.



"It's actually more than a terabyte if Tux Machines traffic gets counted as well."For those who wonder how we monitor this site (this past week we had about 10 DDOS incidents, which we can mitigate/tackle based on observed patterns, restricting access to parts of the site temporarily), here's what the monitoring window (tmux in Konsole) looks like:

Tux Machines monitoring



Note that no IP addresses are shown, we've removed the Techrights part (only Tux Machines is shown), and we've occluded anything that can help a potential attacker. This site is monitored 24/7, with alerting systems set up to help us respond to incidents. The site's uptime is currently 180 days, i.e. nearly half a year. Accessibility in the uptime sense improved a lot this past Easter.

Most-read posts, in order of number of requests over the past 6 days (as a reminder, we shred all logs after 4 weeks):

/2020/10/04/rms-monitoring-mode/
/2020/10/04/www-is-crap/
/2020/10/05/linux-in-china-2020/
/2020/10/07/blackboxes-and-uboats/
/2020/10/05/microsoft-leaning-pr-strategy/
/2020/10/04/software-freedom-or-bust/
/2020/10/07/the-gnu-gnu/
/2020/10/05/bill-gates-deposition-part-5/
/2020/10/04/more-ibm-history/
/2020/10/06/git-2-29-0-rc0/
/2020/10/04/bill-gates-deposition-transcripts/
/2020/10/06/translation-of-bill-gates-deposition/
/2020/10/05/linux-5-9-reaches-rc8/
/2020/10/09/power-trips/
/2020/10/06/gmo-foundation-2/
/2020/10/04/bill-gates-deposed-despot/
/2020/10/05/vulkan-1-2-156/
/2020/10/06/bill-gates-deposition-part-6/
/2020/10/04/nanonote-1-3-0/
/2020/10/05/religion-by-figosdev/
/2020/10/06/bill-gates-profiteering/
/2020/10/07/kd-soap-1-9-1/
/2020/10/04/social-control-media-bullies/
/2020/10/06/qt-6-0-alpha/
/2020/10/04/digital-narcotics/
/2020/10/04/internet-rabid-dogs/
/2020/10/06/how-to-govern/
/2020/10/07/bill-gates-deposition-part-8/
/2020/10/08/depositions-and-transcripts/
/2020/10/07/dxvk-1-7-2/
/2020/10/04/fsf-online-party/
/2020/10/06/bill-gates-deposition-part-7/
/2020/10/08/gnome-3-38-1-released/
/2020/10/08/the-gates-jihad/
/2020/10/08/endless-os-3-8-7/
/2020/10/07/stallman-coral-anniversary-talk/
/2020/10/08/wouter-pors-on-upc/
/2020/10/09/epo-covid-19-rules/
/2020/10/07/empathy-for-provocateurs/





It's decreasing from top to bottom (3,668 for the first one).

Different (unique) pages requested this past 6 days: 284,249.

Number of unique visitors: 22,803.

As we're using an ancient program to analyse Apache logs, it barely understands what Chrom* is and doesn't have a good understanding of 'smart' phones. Nevertheless, here's some more stuff of interest.

os-stats

Hourly distribution (European time):

hour-stats

Subject to many anomalies.

Recent Techrights' Posts

[Video] Time to Acknowledge Debian Has a Real Problem and This Problem Needs to be Solved
it would make sense to try to resolve conflicts and issues, not exacerbate these
Daniel Pocock elected on ANZAC Day and anniversary of Easter Rising (FSFE Fellowship)
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Ulrike Uhlig & Debian, the $200,000 woman who quit
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
Girlfriends, Sex, Prostitution & Debian at DebConf22, Prizren, Kosovo
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
 
[Video] Debian's Newfound Love of Censorship Has Become a Threat to the Entire Internet
SPI/Debian might end up with rotten tomatoes in the face
Joerg (Ganneff) Jaspert, Dalbergschule Fulda & Debian Death threats
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
Amber Heard, Junior Female Developers & Debian Embezzlement
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
[Video] IBM's Poor Results Reinforce the Idea of Mass Layoffs on the Way (Just Like at Microsoft)
it seems likely Red Hat layoffs are in the making
IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
IRC logs for Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
Links 24/04/2024: Layoffs and Shutdowns at Microsoft, Apple Sales in China Have Collapsed
Links for the day
Sexism processing travel reimbursement
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
Microsoft is Shutting Down Offices and Studios (Microsoft Layoffs Every Month This Year, Media Barely Mentions These)
Microsoft shutting down more offices (there have been layoffs every month this year)
Balkan women & Debian sexism, WeBoob leaks
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
Martina Ferrari & Debian, DebConf room list: who sleeps with who?
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Links 24/04/2024: Advances in TikTok Ban, Microsoft Lacks Security Incentives (It Profits From Breaches)
Links for the day
Gemini Links 24/04/2024: People Returning to Gemlogs, Stateless Workstations
Links for the day
Meike Reichle & Debian Dating
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
Europe Won't be Safe From Russia Until the Last Windows PC is Turned Off (or Switched to BSDs and GNU/Linux)
Lives are at stake
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
IRC logs for Tuesday, April 23, 2024
[Meme] EPO: Breaking the Law as a Business Model
Total disregard for the EPO to sell more monopolies in Europe (to companies that are seldom European and in need of monopoly)
The EPO's Central Staff Committee (CSC) on New Ways of Working (NWoW) and “Bringing Teams Together” (BTT)
The latest publication from the Central Staff Committee (CSC)
Volunteers wanted: Unknown Suspects team
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Debian trademark: where does the value come from?
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Detecting suspicious transactions in the Wikimedia grants process
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Links 23/04/2024: US Doubles Down on Patent Obviousness, North Korea Practices Nuclear Conflict
Links for the day
Stardust Nightclub Tragedy, Unlawful killing, Censorship & Debian Scapegoating
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Gunnar Wolf & Debian Modern Slavery punishments
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
On DebConf and Debian 'Bedroom Nepotism' (Connected to Canonical, Red Hat, and Google)
Why the public must know suppressed facts (which women themselves are voicing concerns about; some men muzzle them to save face)
Several Years After Vista 11 Came Out Few People in Africa Use It, Its Relative Share Declines (People Delete It and Move to BSD/GNU/Linux?)
These trends are worth discussing
Canonical, Ubuntu & Debian DebConf19 Diversity Girls email
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
Links 23/04/2024: Escalations Around Poland, Microsoft Shares Dumped
Links for the day
Gemini Links 23/04/2024: Offline PSP Media Player and OpenBSD on ThinkPad
Links for the day
Amaya Rodrigo Sastre, Holger Levsen & Debian DebConf6 fight
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
DebConf8: who slept with who? Rooming list leaked
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
Bruce Perens & Debian: swiping the Open Source trademark
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
Ean Schuessler & Debian SPI OSI trademark disputes
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
Windows in Sudan: From 99.15% to 2.12%
With conflict in Sudan, plus the occasional escalation/s, buying a laptop with Vista 11 isn't a high priority
Anatomy of a Cancel Mob Campaign
how they go about
[Meme] The 'Cancel Culture' and Its 'Hit List'
organisers are being contacted by the 'cancel mob'
Richard Stallman's Next Public Talk is on Friday, 17:30 in Córdoba (Spain), FSF Cannot Mention It
Any attempt to marginalise founders isn't unprecedented as a strategy
IRC Proceedings: Monday, April 22, 2024
IRC logs for Monday, April 22, 2024
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
Don't trust me. Trust the voters.
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Chris Lamb & Debian demanded Ubuntu censor my blog
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
Ean Schuessler, Branden Robinson & Debian SPI accounting crisis
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
William Lee Irwin III, Michael Schultheiss & Debian, Oracle, Russian kernel scandal
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work