A note about http://tumult.com/hype/runtime/ - it is not a CDN for your ads

For a couple years we have quietly posted an index of all of Hype’s runtime files (HYPE-584.thin.min.js, etc.) along with the actual javascript itself. This was for specific partners in ad tech and otherwise unpublished, undocumented, and unsupported for any use other than what we have communicated to them.

The general purpose was for their automated scripts to scrape these files and re-host on their own CDNs. Tumult does not currently offer a CDN and we make no guarantees about uptime, hosting, or performance of these files.

A couple days ago, we started getting hundreds of thousands of hits on the runtime URLs. This appears to be mostly on a variety of European site, most likely being an Italian ad.

As this is unauthorized and costs us a lot in amazon hosting fees, we have temporarily suspended the runtime URLs. Your ads will break.

I apologize for the abrupt nature of the change, but I could not determine the creator of the traffic to communicate this to them, so this seemed the best course of action. If this was you, please contact us directly and we can help get your ad changed so it can continue to function at a scale required for the number of impressions you have.

Our official CDN can be found here.


Maybe this is helpful…

…not that I’m an advocate for CDNs. It creates privacy issues. With the GRPR… https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation …I don’t want to be sending user data, like IP addresses, to third-parties. It’s also another point of failure, as this thread shows.

Also https://unpkg.com/ … but then the runtime would need to be a NPM :wink: