weird idea: as surrogate host

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I just saw something today that got me thinking. It was a URL in the
sig block of a usenet poster that pointed to a domain that no longer
exists (why, i don't know) -- and the sig block URL consisted of the (Wayback Machine) indicator for a cached version of the
now nonexistent site.

I realize that google does not cache the Wayback versions of sites, so
there would be no increase in IBLS, but, let's say that one wanted
lots of free storage ... could this technique be used to create
surrogate free hosting? Not that i am suggesting it, of course... but


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Re: weird idea: as surrogate host

catherine yronwode wrote:
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It would, of course, have to be limited to pages that you will
never want to change.

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The bigger problem is that they've been archiving very erratically.
CNN, for example, hasn't been archived since the end of July.
None of my Web sites have been archived there since February.
So it isn't particularly reliable.

Laurie Mann
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