Cyber Monday is coming, and given the traffic through my proxy to shopping sites, over the past few days, coming from corporate network addresses, I expect to see a heavy volume of traffic coming through my proxy on Monday, when people go online from work to do their Christmas shopping through the various online retailers.
On Tuesday, I had a peak load of 368 at 9:03 AM US Eatern time, nearly all coming from corporate network addresses, and going to every kind of shopping site imagineable. I expect the load to possibly break my proxy softwarre, forcing me to reboot my server a couple of times.
For proxy site operators, like me, Cyber Monday is a busy time for us, as we have to monitor the load, and re-boot our machines, if the software should break under the load. With a lot of employers blocking shopping sites, public proxies, like mine, become INVALUABLE to the various online retailers, as workers can bypass the filtering system, using our proxies, and access the various shopping sites and get their online Christmas shopping done. I am sure a lot of the various online retailers LOVE what we do, becuase we actually help increase their sales. Because of us, they get more visits, and, in turn, more money.