J. Angelo Racoma has written an interesting piece at the Blog Herald asking if you can be sued for tracking your blog’s uptime.
Earlier this month, BlogFlux launched its uptime tracker, which was intended for bloggers to monitor their blog hostsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ uptime. Apparently, hosting company ISPHost.org felt that this was tantamount to an invasion of, or an attack on, their servers. They sent BlogFlux a cease and desist letter.
Sounds ludicrous, but then the ISP in question sounds like a bit of a tin-pot operation. Sure, ISPs have to watch load on their servers, but 144 pings over a 24 hour period really shouldn’t challenge any host, unless they’ve invested 50p in hardware and Net connections.