[OAI-implementers] Dangers of OAI

Torsten Schaßan schassan at hab.de
Thu Mar 22 17:31:07 EDT 2007

Dear all,

today in my institution we had a long discussion about the 
implementation of an OAI interface and the possible dangers of OAI: how 
to prevent denial-of-service-like numbers of harvester requests?

What experiences do you have with such things as OAI doesn't have any 
precaution to prevent something like this? Did you ever experience 
problems for your servers or are there any measures we could implement 
and which we have overlooked?

Best, Torsten

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