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Author Topic: Do not use Download Accelerators to d/l packages.  (Read 11873 times)
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« on: August 29, 2003, 07:30:14 PM »

Some people have been creating 600+ connections in a matter of an hour while downloading www.rar.  Each connection gets a different part of the file, and so they think the package is downloaded faster.

While I do not mind a Download Accelerator that is configured for 4 or 5 connections, 600 is not okay.

You do not receive the package any faster than if you just download it with one connection, like everyone else does.

As a matter of fact, this method does just the opposite.  It slows down the download, makes it harder for other people to get it, and makes a mess of my logs.

This is a fast site, and will max out any Cable/DSL connection you have.

When I see someone being so selfish and foolish as to configure their Download Accelerator to try to create a connection EVERY second for hours on end, I have no choice but to ban that IP address for access to the download section.

If you are one of those persons, e-mail me, admin@devside.net, and I might lift the ban, if you stop with this nonsense.
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2003, 03:58:20 PM »

can't you configur the number of connetion per ip in the config file?
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2003, 06:33:34 PM »

I dont think so.

It seems like that would be a good feature in Apache2, I'll look thru the docs...  If you know something, let me know.

What I was going to try, was to use mod_rewrite and take out all the "206" connections.
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2003, 10:01:03 PM »

The only thing I have been able to find so far, is mod_throttle for Apache 1, and Apache::LimitIPConn for Apache 2.
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2003, 06:42:37 AM »

if you find anything, let us know, could be usefull
here is a lot of doc on mod_rewrite http://www.engelschall.com/pw/apache/rewriteguide/
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2003, 08:03:10 PM »

I have been reading ur site for all sorts of things..
Its great and has helped me a lot , since i was total noob when it came to servers and all that, and i have gained a lot of knowledge..from here..
and i would hate to see ppl abusing ur kindness..so i am going to look for a program that i know exists.. not antileech but called something else..

that disconnects the user if he is using a Download Accelartor
there is a site that i was on earlier that had that.. and my DA started becase it was on default (not anymore) and i my download never started.. and i was redirected to a page that (in short) said i should put it off..
maybe u can talk to that site admin urself and see where he got that script link: http;//www.doom9.org  u can test the download urself with a DA and see what happens.. pretty cool IMO

and although ur understanding about it.. there is totally no need to allow DA on ur site.. The www.rar was ~25 I think ... and any cable connection would get it in 5 min.. so there is no need for greed , just to get it in 2 min !!
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2003, 12:39:56 PM »

if we know with client header the program sent, we can block the connection if it from that client? if i'm not mistaken
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2003, 09:16:11 PM »

Its not that simple, there are many different d/l accelerators, and some do not send any headers.
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