Mar 192010
 

Is there no end to the stupidity that is rampant within godaddy ?

This morning while waiting for my tea to brew I checked my e-mail. Once more there was a ‘network violation’ notice from GoDaddy.

Dear Sir/Madam,

It has come to our attention that your dotdotnetdot.net hosting account is being used as a file repository. This is a direct violation of our Terms of Service. All files that are stored on a hosting account, must be used for a working traditional website. You may review the Storage and Security section of our Web Site and Virtual Dedicated Server Service Agreement for further clarification.

You have 48 hours to remove all the files not being referenced to a website. Specifically, the following are currently in violation:

cncpicsinfo.tgz 91GB

Failure to comply will result in access to the files and/or directories in question to be removed on your behalf. If you are interested in keeping file backups, you will need to purchase the Online File Folder, a Virtual Dedicated Server, or a Dedicated Server.

Obviously I am a bad boy, again.

But look a little closer and ask yourself, why would I stash a 91GB Zipped/Tar’d file on my OTHER hosting account ? The hosting account that hosts this blog and the associated files ?

It seems that GoDaddy took it upon theirselves to create an archive of the cncpics site for me, I did not ask them to do this, nor do I need this. To make matters even worse I cannot get to the file to either download it nor delete it.

Yet I am in violation, again.

GoDaddy’s tech support are telling me that they cannot remove the file without my authorization, which I have attempted to do, but they still cannot do it and their ‘senior support team’ are working on the problem.

let me give you a hint guys, you need to use the ‘rm’ command to delete it

something like this

rm cncpicsinfo.tgz

Not exactly a difficult task, yet there ‘senior tech support team’ have been working on it for an hour straight.

Just for the hell of it I just kicked off and FTP download of the file – all 91GB, if the tech support crew do not manage to master the complexities of the ‘rm’ command within the next 40hrs and 32 minutes, then the file will be resident on my PC.

*sigh

Dear Sir/Madam,

It has come to our attention that your dotdotnetdot.net hosting account is being used as a file repository. This is a direct violation of our Terms of Service. All files that are stored on a hosting account, must be used for a working traditional website. You may review the Storage and Security section of our Web Site and Virtual Dedicated Server Service Agreement for further clarification.

You have 48 hours to remove all the files not being referenced to a website. Specifically, the following are currently in violation:

cncpicsinfo.tgz 91GB

Failure to comply will result in access to the files and/or directories in question to be removed on your behalf. If you are interested in keeping file backups, you will need to purchase the Online File Folder, a Virtual Dedicated Server, or a Dedicated Server.

 Posted by at 7:44 am

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