Thursday, November 24, 2005

Salvage Slashdotted or erm... Diggdotted (?) articles

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Post a link to a web page on an immensely popular tech news site such as www.slashdot.org or www.digg.com and you may as well start digging (see what I did there? Ho ho, hmm) its grave. Most servers aren't robust enough to cope with such an unexpected spike in bandwidth and so soon become inaccessible. As a result you don't get to read the article, and the author doesn't get to revel in their five minutes of fame.

You can ward off their premature demise by appending '.nyud.net:8090' to their web address before posting them. This ensures they are indexed by the Coral Content Distribution Network, which then bears the brunt of the traffic surge. As long as one person has done this before the site croaks, it will remain operational via the 'Coralised' link.

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