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On Sunday 09 June 2002 10:13 pm, Matthew Johnson wrote:
> On Sunday 09 June 2002 20:38, ME wrote:
> > Well gee, if it is all being passed through a transparent proxy, couldn't
> > you have over 50 per day if you have a lot of users reading from and
> > posting to slashdot through their proxy?
> >
> > Could this be normal use, and if so, won't it happen again unless they
> > make an exception?

Yeah you'd think so.  Slashdot needs to be made aware that 
it's a proxy.

> I have let them know whats going on, but in all honesty this could be why I
> was having very odd www timeouts earlier in the week and had to restart my
> iptables occaisonly. Might be better to just have Rob disconnect us from
> the invisible proxy. Its just another thing that can go wrong (why did they
> put it in in the first place?).

Two reasons I can think of:

(a) To reduce bandwidth consumption (caching proxy).

(b) To identify/intercept customer machines infected with Nimda and 
    other viruses that attack IIS.

-- Rod

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