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anyone know of a site that can let me create a view counter and plot views over time? I want to see how many instances auto-ping a link and in how short a time

@SuricrasiaOnline oh, we've seen that happen before. an instance auto-pings a link a very short time after it federates over, which happens about as rapidly as you're imagining

-- freya raccooncat :freya_heart:

@xenon @SuricrasiaOnline i think mastodon waits a random amount of time between 0 and 60 seconds before fetching links nowadays, which is supposed to spread the load

it used to be worse

@SuricrasiaOnline if you want i can check if i have logging set up properly for in a few minutes and you could link that, then i can just pull the data

@iliana wait fuck I misread, forgot to wait for you to setup logging >_<

@SuricrasiaOnline oh i mean i SHOULD have logging set up. let's find out

@SuricrasiaOnline sorry was making breakfast lmao

anyway yep we got it. gonna have some coffee and then poke at the data

@SuricrasiaOnline holy shit that is so many requests so instantaneously. stand by i will need to anonymize this a bit

@iliana @SuricrasiaOnline ... so this is from the fricken opengraph fetching, that could've instead happened *once* on the originating instance before federating out? :thonking:

@SuricrasiaOnline very cool and normal accidental DDoS vector we built and called the fediverse lmao

@iliana @SuricrasiaOnline I mean, even just participating in it is a pretty solid DDoS vector, same as with Matrix, you're just asking a bazillion servers to hit you :P

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