Absurd amount of traffic

by vivin

Yesterday, I had trouble accessing my own site from my WinXP machine. It was really slow. It didn’t make too much sense. So I ssh’d to my FreeBSD machine and ran netstat on it. I saw a LARGE number of connections to port 80 (http). I don’t know who all these people were, or why they were accessing my website – I mean there’s not that much to see on my website… That too, enough connections to actually make it slow to access from my Win XP machine, which is on the same network! Weird…