Re: Network Abuse by Netscape? -- Was: Mosaic replacements, etc...

Rob Hartill (
Thu, 27 Oct 1994 08:37:20 +0100

Rich Brandwein of AT&T writes..

[about Mozilla and multiple simultaneous requests]

> Even at *2* it seems to be
> pretty devastating to our CERN proxy server, but we'll get some better
> stats soon.

Can you please state what you mean by "devastating". I'm not
doubting your claims, I'd just appreciate an explanation of what
the problem is.

I've noticed that the server at has seen a huge
surge in requests - they were averaging around 45-55 thousand a
day, now the figure has shot up to 75,000+, answering a request
every 0.75s for most of the day. The increase seemed to come about
at the time Mozilla was announced.

Robert Hartill            (
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