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Regular readers will already be aware that I have something of a "bee in my bonnet" about the bandwidth demands of RSS polling.
I have made two experimental changes to the RSS feeds available from this website which will, hopefully, reduce the bandwidth consumption a little.
1) All feeds are now compressed before delivery with mod_gzip, when the client software supports the HTTP/1.1 protocol.
2) All feeds are serviced via the Coral peer-to-peer content distribution network.
I will be closely monitoring RSS traffic over the coming weeks to assess the impact of these changes.