wget is dangerous

William Tracy afishionado at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 22:28:55 PDT 2008


I would like to apologize.

Earlier today, some mis-configured wget scripts of mine (mistaken
indiscriminant use of the -r flag) hammered both ftp.x.org and the
mirror site x.paracoda.com (at different times). I don't even want to
think about the amount of data I pulled down.

I am sorry. It was an honest mistake, and I will not repeat it.

William Tracy
afishionado at gmail.com -- wtracy at calpoly.edu

"We need a special holiday to honor the countless kind souls with
unsecured networks named 'linksys'."
 -- Randall Munroe

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