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Surviving Slashdot

Scott Johnson’s Roogle RSS search engine got slashdotted yesterday, and survived the storm unharmed thanks to Scott’s quick thinking server admin Demitrious setting up mod_throttle to help handle the load. Demitrious describes the solution in this post.

This is Surviving Slashdot by Simon Willison, posted on 10th March 2003.

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