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From: "William boulineau" <>
Subject: Fw: RootsWeb in January -- 451,786,000,000 Bytes Served
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 09:05:46 -0600
> From: Brian Leverich <>
> To: ; ;
> Cc: Dr. Brian Leverich <>
> Subject: RootsWeb in January -- 451,786,000,000 Bytes Served
> Date: Sunday, March 01, 1998 9:42 PM
> I guess this is a new first -- we're posting the January
> statistics after, in principle, we could have computed the
> February statistics.
> Oh well. It's been *extremely* busy around here, dealing
> with the explosive growth and the many problems caused by
> the El Nino storms.
> The executive summary is that we had about 33% growth during
> just the month of January:
> o 27,751,946 Web files (20,835,802 in Dec) from 2,400
> Websites (2,240 in Dec).
> - 8,308,561 were HTML pages (not images or cgi-bin)
> (5,903,137 in Dec).
> - 3,574,701 were cgi-bin database searches and such.
> (2,911,509 in Dec).
> - 15,784,790 were GIFs (14,529,204) or JPEGs (1,255,586)
> (11,849,905 in Dec were GIFs (10,902,627) or JPEGs
> o 618,762 FTP file downloads from the USGenWeb
> Archives and the ROOTS-L Library (472,838 in Dec).
> o Thanks to a neat hack by Tim Pierce, we know we
> shipped about 88,649,000 pieces of mail to the
> 2,600+ (2,300 in Dec) mailing lists we host.
> o 60,000 alt.g and s.g.* Usenet News articles
> to hosts on three continents (same as Dec).
> o Approximately 451,786,000,000 bytes in total
> (321,408,000,000 in Dec).
> Besides adding hundreds of new Websites and mailing lists in
> January, we also added new servers and a third and fourth T1
> connection to the Internet. (A T1 is about 50 times faster
> than a standard modem.) These additions have significantly
> increased our costs of operation, but they were essential if
> we were to continue to properly support the Internet
> genealogical community.
> As always, RootsWeb remains supported by user contributions.
> Folks who would like to become a RootsWeb Member or Sponsor
> (the cost is very modest) are invited to visit:
> *** You can become a Member easily using your credit card
> and our new secure server. ***
> Now is a particularly good time for folks to join, because we
> have had a huge increase in utilization since Christmas. Our
> bandwidth rate has jumped from 321 to 451 gigabytes/month, and
> we're having to do numerous upgrades to our servers to support
> the load. Your membership can help our capacity keep up with
> the demands of the Internet genealogical community.
> Thanks to everyone who participates in RootsWeb -- clearly folks
> are continuing to exchanging a great deal of information! -B
> Dr. Brian Leverich Co-moderator, soc.genealogy.methods/GENMTD-L
> RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative http://www.rootsweb.com/
> P.O. Box 6798, Frazier Park, CA 93222-6798
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