I currently run a website with a Linksys E3000 router. Normally, theres about 2000 connections to the linux box, but when microsoft comes around, it makes over 4000 connections, and kills my internet to a snail. Bandwidth is not the issue here, the server only does about 300KB/s down and 80KB/s up, the router simply cannot handle the connections.
Can someone suggest a business router that can handle say 20,000-50,000 concurrent connections or tell me a way to block that annoying microsoft spider! Currently we have a robots.txt (it ignores it and crawls a certain link when people post our link in the social media space). We tried iptables, which does seem to REJECT the connection, but nonetheless, the packet goes from internet -> cable modem -> linksys e3000 -> linux box (reject) and back out.
Thanks everyone. Happy Thanksgiving!