We’re on a Dreamhost VPS. It seems like every time someone visits from AOL, we get hammered with 5-10 requests a second from multiple IPs, all resolving to *.proxy.aol.com. This causes our server to run out of memory and other users get 500 Internal Server Errors until the Apache processes time out.
Anyone else dealt with this problem? Are there any solutions besides blocking all of AOL? We could turn KeepAlive off, but wouldn’t that adversely affect the site’s performance for everyone else?