Ryan Barrett: “Interesting unintended consequence of federation:…” – Mastodon for Tech Folks

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Interesting unintended consequence of federation: when you post a link, >1k mastodon nodes all fetch it at the same time to render a link preview, which results in a small DDoS.
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