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Re: Flash crowds and network management

  • From: Studded
  • Date: Tue Sep 15 17:02:37 1998

Sean Donelan wrote:

> So does anyone have any practical/technical advise on how the
> government sites could have done better.  

	I was very surprised that there was no option to download the whole
package. I would very much liked to have had a tar.gz to download with
the Starr report and Clinton's response, and in fact I put together such
a package for our local mirror. I think that many of the people who
visited the sites probably saved the files to disk to read later, I know
I did. Sean, if you want the URL feel free to mail me privately.

	I would have put together a tar.gz and a pk-zip'ed version of the files
themselves, and a small README file describing how to use the file:///
URL type since many "average" internet users don't know how to use this
feature, but probably would if they had the opportunity, especially with
something like this that is of "historic" (or prurient, whatever :)

	Also, the .htm file extension caused some problems with one of my
systems. I just renamed them to .html and used sed on 2toc.htm[l] and
was back in business.

Hope this is of use,

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time and time again, and betrayed their trust. He is no longer an
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the American people through an impeachment. He will serve absolutely no
purpose in finishing out his term; the only possible solution is for the
president to save some dignity and resign."

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