In my example test automation code, I generally setup the tests to run against my own server. I feel that it would be downright rude to have random folks running these tests against my digital neighbors. I'm happy to have them run against my server... I mean, it's kind of the point of the thing.
The downside is when folks start tinkering with the code... and maybe change a locator within a loop to see what happens. Like my friend in India @
126.96.36.199 likely did this morning (well... my morning, anyway), and started PEGGING MY SERVER :)
It's fine... I do appreciate the accidental load testing...