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Re: Off topic: developers/project manager needed
On Tue, 03 Feb 2004 17:14:03 +0000
David Richardson <DRichardson@interbaun.com> wrote:
> > A Karmic flood ( ???) is the millions of people who have been sent
> > an unwanted spam email requesting that they visit a website actually
> > doing so (even though they aren't actually reading the site) = legal
> > and moral.
> And a "Karmic Flood" in response to a Joe job differs from a DDoS
A DOS (or DDOS) is a small number of individuals sending millions of
requests to a single webserver to bring it down = illegal and immoral.
A Karmic flood ( ???) is the millions of people who have been sent an
unwanted spam email requesting that they visit a website actually doing
so (even though they might not actually read the site) = legal and
I would only want the karmic client to visit each website a limited
number of times perhaps lets say 5 times per hour or less? At present
the maths all work in the favour of the spammer. If he sends 100 million
e-mails and he gets 1000 web-site visits then by definition those
visitors are motivated customers. As you know corporations invest
millions of dollars to "target" customer demographics. Those people who
respond to spam are already now targeted. This means that the spammer
does not have to pay for bandwidth for un-targeted visits. By
significantly diluting the quality (as well as increasing the number) of
web-site hits, his business model is instantly destroyed.
The client would be user-configurable so you could opt out or adjust
this activity with bandwidth or cpu cycle allocation.