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Re: [Bug-wget] --random-wait

From: Ángel González
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] --random-wait
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:50:02 +0200
User-agent: Thunderbird

On 21/06/12 07:10, John wrote:
> Hello. In reading the manual for Gnu Wget 1.13.4, I have a question
> about the section explaining the option "--random-wait".  The
> explanation providing some of the motivation for the option includes
> this statement:
> "A 2001 article in a publication devoted to development on a popular
> consumer platform provided code to perform this analysis on the fly.
> Its author suggested blocking at the class C address level to ensure
> automated retrieval programs were blocked despite changing
> DHCP-supplied addresses."
> What exactly does this last sentence mean, especially the part about
> "changing DHCP-supplied addresses"? Thanks.
I think you could replace it with "were blocked even if they dynamically
change their IP address". I don't think it matter whether you have a
pool of IP addresses to switch, get a new address through DHCP, PPP. etc.
The reason for performing range blocks is to lessen the chance they
could get away with a simple network reset.

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