[tor-dev] Summary of meek's costs, April 2015

Arthur D. Edelstein arthuredelstein at gmail.com
Wed May 6 19:56:04 UTC 2015

Maybe you could rig up something that shuts down the instance? Or does
Amazon charge you even then?

On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 12:16 PM, David Fifield <david at bamsoftware.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 06, 2015 at 11:56:36AM -0700, Arthur D. Edelstein wrote:
>> > Amazon sucks and they don't have any automatic way to shut down a
>> > service. I emailed them and they were very clear about that. The best
>> > you can do is set up an email alert at different cost threshold (which I
>> > have done). But that requires someone with credentials to be awake and
>> > online when it happens. This is the main reason I want to drop Amazon.
>> > (Apart from the billing concerns, Amazon's CDN, technically, is nice and
>> > fast and reliable.)
>> Would it make sense to add some code to your meek server to monitor
>> bandwidth usage and automatically shut off if a limit is reached?
> I don't think that helps because I think you will still get charged for
> requests+bandwidth even if the origin server is unresponsive or returns
> an error. I could be wrong about this. Yawning wrote some such code a
> while back.
> Even if you cut off all abusive use of bandwidth, if the adversary can
> figure out how to charge you for requests, they cost $1 per million on
> Amazon.
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