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#1 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:30 AM

All day today the forum has intermittently been creepy-crawly, dial-up speed. What's up? I've received numerous time-out errors during the day. :(
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#2 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:33 AM

The page load time to post the above took 27 seconds. That's horrendously slow. Is this part of that super-cyber attack against Spamhaus that's going on?
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:51 AM

Loads fine here, so I dunno what your issue is B)
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:13 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 28 March 2013 - 12:30 AM, said:

All day today the forum has intermittently been creepy-crawly, dial-up speed. What's up? I've received numerous time-out errors during the day. :(

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 28 March 2013 - 12:33 AM, said:

The page load time to post the above took 27 seconds. That's horrendously slow. Is this part of that super-cyber attack against Spamhaus that's going on?
Nope Eric , it is just you. They finally found you and are doing the IT version of water torture.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:15 AM

Loads fine here too.

Blame it on the Internet slowdown they claim is happening?

Just kidding.

Next time it happens Eric, do a trace route.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:32 AM

Several hours later - I have had no problem yesterday nor today loading the site, sections and threads on here.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:07 PM

I did a traceroute last night. It was completed rapidly with no issues. Unfortunately, ping and traceroute are ICPM protocols at Layer 3. They're great (essential, actually) tools for checking connectivity. However, they're worthless at troubleshooting slow downs at higher layers... TCP, HTTP, etc., which is most likely where the problem is... probably a balky DNS somewhere. Who knows? :(

*Heh! I sound like I know what I'm talking about above here, huh? ;)
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:08 PM

Probably just a day of heavy gravity in Florida. I get slowdowns sometimes too, but it usually affects more than just SNFL.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:47 PM

That's the odd thing. The forum was the only site I visited yesterday that was slow. :(

It hasn't really been zooming fast today, either.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:35 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 28 March 2013 - 01:07 PM, said:

I did a traceroute last night. It was completed rapidly with no issues. Unfortunately, ping and traceroute are ICPM protocols at Layer 3. They're great (essential, actually) tools for checking connectivity. However, they're worthless at troubleshooting slow downs at higher layers... TCP, HTTP, etc., which is most likely where the problem is... probably a balky DNS somewhere. Who knows? :(




More likely an issue with PHP/MySQL on the server itself. I m trying to remeber if we have access to stats on latency, etc.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:11 AM

We have been looking into all of this. Keep us posted.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:38 AM

There was a sql error on March 13th and March 7th. These were both due to being overloaded with search queries within the forums.

If it continues, we will have to limit searches within the forums so folks won't have to suffer these slowdowns.

But no SQL errors yesterday at all.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:25 PM

Forum still loading slowly for me today... just not as slow as the other night.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:46 AM

yes, forum dead slow when i first logged on 1/2 hour ago.
after login, some screen about my login failing loaded, but my name was in the upper-right as if i'd logged in .

and yes, of all the places i visit, this is the most likely to display slowly.

ok, well, sometimes youtube suxors even worse.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:54 PM

Zipping right along for me today. :yes:
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:59 PM

We have done some routine maintenance on the database and something else was done as well. We will see how that affects things.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:46 PM

Board zipping along. :)
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:21 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 04 April 2013 - 11:46 PM, said:

Board zipping along. :)
Same here. :thumbsup: B)
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:27 AM

Seems to be working beautifully after I cleared the cache, logged out and restarted my browser.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:51 AM

View Postsunrat, on 05 April 2013 - 11:21 AM, said:

Same here. :thumbsup: B)
I think it is an intermittent problem with the servers.  Most of the time I can peruse the site with no problems.  But once in a while, it slows to a crawl.  When it does, I just exit and come back later.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:27 PM

Yes, speed is inconsistent for me, also. It still gets my blood pressure up while waiting for pages to load, though. I'm a victim of spoilage regarding fast Internet access.

Death before dial-up... er, I mean dishonor. ;)
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:33 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 05 April 2013 - 12:27 PM, said:

Yes, speed is inconsistent for me, also. It still gets my blood pressure up while waiting for pages to load, though. I'm a victim of spoilage regarding fast Internet access.

Death before dial-up... er, I mean dishonor. ;)
Yes, it is annoying.  But when the problem is with the site, no amount of fiddling with your browser settings is going to help.  You just have to "grin and bear it". :'(

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:32 PM

It's the grinning part I have a hard time with. For me, it's "grimmace and bear it." >_<
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:09 PM

Hopefully, most times it's behaving better now?
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:11 PM

Except for a short stint this afternoon when it was slow (no errors or anything but slow), it's been running much nicer for me.

I am also trying another browser instead of Google Chrome for the forums.
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