[Box-Admins] RE: [FWD: ** PROBLEM Service Alert: squeak box2/Squeak website is CRITICAL **]

Casey Ransberger casey.obrien.r at gmail.com
Sat Feb 26 19:01:29 UTC 2011

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On Feb 26, 2011, at 10:38 AM, Janko Mivšek <janko.mivsek at eranova.si> wrote:

> First let me note that such crash we had very rarely, once or twice in
> few years since this image runs. So, if this wont repeat much, I simply
> wouldn't spend much time on it. If it starts to repeat, then of course
> we need to react.
Am I conflating two different issues that we've seen with the site? For some reason I thought this happened more often than that.

> But if the client (like wget command) sends requests repeately without
> the cookie, a session is created for every request and this can grow up
> memory fast.
Ah, now I see why you're thinking DOS. How long does an orphaned session live?

If we got hit really hard by a lot of requests all at once, would we be able to tell by examining the Apache logs?

What evidence might Aida leave in the image, if any?
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