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 September 01 2007 17:47 PM (Read 1779 times)  
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I have a domain that I don't use anymore and had installed a GL site there for testing a few months ago. I had disabled automatic registration and new stories and comments required member access but had left the forum open though and this week I started getting bandwidth usage alerts on that domain.

Looking at the site, I found 1654 topics with 6633 views and my site bandwidth was nearly 1GB for a domain that really should not be used :doh:
Oh and 272 new user registrations :roll:

Nothing a rm -r * can't solve :mrgreen:

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 September 01 2007 19:06 PM  
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I see what you mean. Sounds like you hadn't been to that site in awhile. I thought you were gonna turn that over to family only? What I usually do when setting up a test site or dev site is to use the current domain and use subs on it like demo.example.com or dev.example.com and have no links to those sites that the spiders can crawl thru. Just my :twocents: worth.


Ironmax Your have the right to say whatever wish. But just as you may not open my door to say it, you also may not put it in my email box. Your rights end
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