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  • This morning I couldn’t get onto my blog – apparently I used up all my bandwidth. Looking through my logs I noticed close to 200 hits on /update-links.php, at 1.5Mb each. I had set it to chmod 755, but I am thinking that this is not the right setting?

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  • Not just a one-off? Another huge chunk of my bandwidth stripped.

    url - /blog/wp-admin/update-links.php
    hits - 76
    average size - 4.45 MB

    Everything fine before and after, and I have made no changes to my setup in the last 48 hours. Anybody else experienced this?
    The rest of my logs show it was a quieter day with less hits and visitors than average.

    Moderator Matt Mullenweg

    (@matt)

    Troublemaker

    That’s interesting because that file doesn’t echo anything out, so when it runs it should return nothing at all.

    Thinking about it more I am wondering if it was a single hit with a size of 300+mb, the other hits would have been the normal ones checking for updates. Is it possible that something in (i’m guessing in ping-o-matic) occasionally causes update-links to try and download everything? I am well out of my depth trying to understand so chances are i am well off the mark here.

    did you have a cron job running on it?

    I set one up, and removed it less than a day later because of the bandwidth it was eating.

    Yes, it runs twice a day and has been for a month or so. I have been monitoring it closely and normal the bandwidth used is 10kb or less, but then everything goes crazy once in a while. I don’t really want to disable it because I really like the way I can show which links are updated on my site.
    Is there a way to still get update times with a cron job?

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