from the building-the-machine dept.
darthcamaro writes "I found an interesting article on builder.com that suggests laying 'Siege' to your server to help you setup up a site to withstand /.
"One of the great fears for many Web developers, and even more so for Web server admins, is watching their sites brought down by an avalanche of traffic. The traffic may be from a DoS attack, or maybe the site just got slash-dotted. Bottom line: It just isn't available.""
"Call immediately. Time is running out. We both need to do something
monstrous before we die."
-- Message from Ralph Steadman to Hunter Thompson