On Fri, 13 Jul 2007, Christopher X. Candreva wrote:

> On Fri, 13 Jul 2007, John D. Hardin wrote:
> > Is there some reason pointing everyone at the coral cache of the
> > website won't work? Granted, coral is also intended for large files,
> > but it is distributed and is almost transparent...

> Well right now, www.rulesemporium.com came up in a few seconds
> directly, and took over a minute via the Coral Cache.
> So I would answer "because it doesn't help, and slows things down
> in fact".

The initial retrieval of the cached pages *does* require a regular
connection to the primary website, so the coral network would be just
as impacted by a DDoS as regular users are. However, once it has its
copy response should be quite fast. I just tried it and it took just a
few seconds, whereas I haven't been able to get directly to the
primary website at all for a week or more.


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