Date : Thu, 09 Sep 1999 17:30:50 +0100 (BST)
From : "Leigh Preece.,8-)" <leigh@...>
Subject: Re: 8BS website
Hiya Folks (inc. Faraz).
> Hey Chris man, what happened with Keele then?
Even though Chris has commented on this, I thought I'd have my say too:
I was giving Chris basically unlimited space on my server here at Keele
(nice and unused P200, 64Mb RAM, 36Gb (!) of drive space, quick net
connection, etc) and all was well - 8bs took about 300Mb of space.
The WWW server would accept at least 6 x 8bs requests and not create much
web 'traffic'. 6 was the max number of 8bs requests it would serve, though
it rarely reached that number.
Recently people on the campus have, over summer, started to play network
Quake, both between local machines and also over the Internet (beyond
Keele), which, surprisingly, isnt free.
A lot of traffic was coming to and from my particular network, and after a
few choice words, I was sort of having a finger pointed at me for running a
Quake server 24hrs on my machine, which wasnt the case. (Never actually
thought about it!). I was also having the finger waggled at me saying I
should personally pick up any charge this, and my WWW server, was creating.
Anyways, the 8bs has always been a sort of "squatter" on my machine, and,
after current events, I asked Chris to minimize his filespace to cut down
traffic to my server. He decided to pull it all off and move
it - and someone, who I also thank, has given it a new home. So all is not
lost (oh - and I saves me anymore grief).
So thats basically what happened and a happy outcome all round dont you
think. I wish the 8bs every success in its new home and will visit for the
'housewarming' as soon as all is up and running again. 8-)
Leigh M. Preece, Media and Communications Centre, Keele Univ. Staffs. UK
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