> Anything that can overload the gigabit links between that machine and AARNET deserves special praise - or special attention... :-)
I don't know what the problem is, but every year when linux.conf.au posts their videos online, it's extremely difficult to get them to cross the oceans to Europe. Maybe it's the servers, or maybe the particular backbones that commodity ISPs use are too overloaded/throttled, possibly some other reason I can't think of. I've seen many other people complaining, too.
Why are they always hosted exclusively on one Australian server with no official mirrors, in Australia or anywhere else?
It's also incredibly annoying that they have a *misconfigured* IPv6 address on this host, which occasionally but rarely responds with an ICMP "Address unreachable". This is why people can't adopt IPv6.
I'd like to blame them for global warming, too, but I feel I should stop here. ;)