We replaced thunder, one of the load balanced

Thu Mar 1 10:46:35 PST 2001 — We replaced thunder, one of the load balanced web servers with new, much faster, hardware, effectively doubling the capacity of our web server group. The primary effect of this upgrade is increased responsiveness and faster cgi execution on all of our hosted websites. We also updated and patched the latest version of sendmail, our SMTP server software, to enable connection limiting on a per peer basis. We added this feature in response to one of the DOS attacks that happened in mid February to prevent a single rogue server from consuming all of our mailservers’ resources. We’ve submitted this patch to the sendmail maintainers so other sendmail users will be able to benefit from our work. -Kelsey, Nathan & Russ

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