I frankly do not know how to interpret the following result showing where this site’s visitors come from. Note who is number 1, ahead of the major private Internet service providers. Note also the government of British Columbia farther down.
I am assuming that the larger number of bytes for other providers refers to direct links to large PDF copies court documents here from other sites. A request is access of any file, including a HTML page, a picture or a document.
Listing the top 20 organizations by the number of requests, sorted by the number of requests.
|31252||56.13%||[not listed: 1,073 organizations]|
I would speculate that .EDU organizations make up a significant portion of the balance, plus foreign accesses.
So I asked the GSA about it. I got a reply a few days later. The IP addresses where all the traffic came from were proxy servers. As best I can tell there are some GSA employees who are fans of thie site who check the latest during their lunch hours. As for the volume, the best guess I have at this point is that there is a bug in their proxy server software because it kept accessing the same tiny graphic element on my site over and over again (it should have been cached locally).