An appeal for more bandwidth to the Internet Archive

Tim Požár pozar at
Tue May 12 20:53:05 UTC 2020

Heh.  I just did this recently as I started a low power FM station 
(KPEA-LP).  I did a bulk download of about 10,000 cuts of IA's 78 
collection from 1923 and earlier as those recordings are all in the 
public domain.


On 5/12/20 11:50 AM, Tom Hayward wrote:
> On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 10:32 AM colin johnston <colinj at> wrote:
>> Is the increased usage due to more users or more existing users having higher bandwidth at home to request faster ?
>> Would be interested if IPS configured firewall used to block out invalid traffic/spam traffic and if such traffic increased when back end network capacity increased ?
>> What countries are requesting the most data and does this analysis throw up questions as to why ?
>> Are there high network usage hitters which raise question as to why asking for so much data time and time again and is this valid traffic use ?
> Amongst a certain group of users, bulk downloading of the archive is popular:
> Tom

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