The day the web site choked

By Mark Boudreau 01 Mar 2002

Wow. Mention your web site on Rush Limbaugh and you get a lot of visitors. The president of my organization understood this (Even when he implied that you could get a free copy of the Constitution/Dec. of Independence from our site), I’m sure, but we really weren’t prepared for the onrush of people. The web site (Apache/Linux) held up pretty well, even with load times over 1.0, but alas, our firewall couldn’t keep up. So things are/were pretty slow for most of this afternoon. I’ll be interested to see just how many people came as a result of the publicity.