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Bandwidth Tracking

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Danks, Jan 21, 2002.

  1. Danks

    Danks Active Member

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    I have found several IPless accounts on our servers using http://ip/~username/ for their account which does not properly track their bandwidth usage. Is there anyway to track usage this way?

    Thanks
     
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    I would like to know, too.
    Any idea?
     
  3. Craig

    Craig Well-Known Member

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    We have just recently found a number of users doing this too. Is there a way i can disable it? just for them users?

    Such as get it to throw up the suspended page for *certain* users?

    Basically people are getting more than what they are paying for!

    Craig.
     
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    Suspend them

    I have the same problem and there seems to be no answer other than to clearly state in your terms/welcome letter.

    You will not be able to view your site via your domain name until it has fully propagated throughout the internet, until then you can view your site here: http://host.net/~zxmn6y
    This is a temporary web address for your use only and should not be given out to others or submitted to search engines.
    A fully registered domain name is needed to use our hosting services.
    PLEASE DO NOT ABUSE THIS FACILITY OR YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CANCELLED! without a bl**dy refund.


    Hi Craig, hope your well.
     
  5. ivaninch

    ivaninch Member

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    Does anyone know?

    If I type in any customers domain that is on my server lets say.

    http://customer.com

    Then after it add a different customers username like:

    http://customer.com/~otherusername

    The otherusername site shows in the browser


    Who gets the bandwidth usage credited to their account?

    The domain owner or the other account holder or the host.

    Anyone know?

    Regards
    Ivaninch
    I used to have more :-(
     
  6. sbrad

    sbrad Well-Known Member

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    Good question.
    Inquiring minds want to know.
    rumpa-bump-bump
     
  7. sbrad

    sbrad Well-Known Member

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    Ah, here's a thought: is it possible to place a .htaccess file to deny access via that method to some of our more notrious violators?
     
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    [quote:548c2a091b][i:548c2a091b]Originally posted by ivaninch[/i:548c2a091b]

    If I type in any customers domain that is on my server lets say.

    http://customer.com

    Then after it add a different customers username like:

    http://customer.com/~otherusername

    The otherusername site shows in the browser


    Who gets the bandwidth usage credited to their account?

    The domain owner or the other account holder or the host.

    Anyone know?

    Regards
    Ivaninch
    I used to have more :-(


    [/quote:548c2a091b]

    wow ..now that would be a cruel way to make someone else pay the bill.
     
  9. sbrad

    sbrad Well-Known Member

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    Is this going to get answered?
     
  10. Danks

    Danks Active Member

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    You can disable the userdir public_html in httpd.conf, that would make /~username/ not work at all. Other than that I don't know of any other way yet.
     
  11. Craig

    Craig Well-Known Member

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    [quote:44c094527a][i:44c094527a]Originally posted by Danks[/i:44c094527a]

    You can disable the userdir public_html in httpd.conf, that would make /~username/ not work at all. Other than that I don't know of any other way yet.[/quote:44c094527a]

    Only our bigger accounts get their own dedicated IP address so, if we were to disable ~username that would mean that the users site would not be able to be used until the domain has propagated. Maybe a feature to be able to turn it on / off on certian accounts? As i say, im pretty annoyed at some users abusing the 'free' bandwidth that they have found. Also, if the user used bandwidth from another customers domain - this could really be a problem.

    I would estimate this going at around 15Gb a month on one of our servers. This is alot of money, especially due to the small profit margins hosts usually operate on.

    I don't want to _totally_ disable this, but it would be nice to offer it on selected accounts.

    Nick, any idea on this?

    Craig.
     
  12. sbrad

    sbrad Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, not a very good idea. Especially since I have a couple of customers without domains. All they do is buy the space to put their ebay pics up.
     
  13. ivaninch

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    Now if their was a way to change an accounts username that would stop them linking or submitting ~username links to search engines.

    Can a username be changed?


    Regards
    Ivaninch or 2
     
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