freewaytalk struggling

Hi folks (Walter),

Is anyone else struggling to connect through to FWTalk ?

Sometimes it takes so long its timing out.

Not my connection as all other websites looked at come along good and quick.

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Yes on occasion.

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On 22/06/2012 13:01, “seoras” email@hidden wrote:

Hi folks (Walter),

Is anyone else struggling to connect through to FWTalk ?

Sometimes it takes so long its timing out.

Not my connection as all other websites looked at come along good and
quick.

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Me too George - maybe its a Scottish thing :slight_smile:

I have dropped Walter a line.

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I have noticed it at its worst in the am (GMT) - improving through the day…


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Just following up to say what I said to Dave off-list, I’m not aware of any process that runs on cron or similar that could be responsible. The server in question is the same physical machine that hosts the Softpress.com site, so you might want to compare those two when (or if) it slows down again.

The only cron event that happens on the FreewayTalk server side of things is the indexer for the Sphinx search engine, but that runs every 15 minutes every day.

Walter

On Jun 22, 2012, at 8:11 AM, DeltaDave wrote:

I have noticed it at its worst in the am (GMT) - improving through the day…


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Could it be a ‘local’ issue? Scotland?

I don’t know about George but I use Virgin Media here - a provider issue that doesn’t affect other sites?

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Nope - very painfully slow here in Essex, UK. Takes minutes to load a page, not seconds. Virgin Media too, if that’s helpful.


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Can’t get onto FreewayTalk her in Surrey, nothing to do with Virgin Media. Safari says “contacting” but that’s as far as it goes. Actually, just as I write this the page has popped up, about 5 minutes after trying to connect.

I’ve also noticed that I tried to reply to something via email this morning, it never appeared on the list, so I went and did it on the website, and the original email popped into my inbox via the list 3 1/2 hours later.

Trev

On 22 Jun 2012, at 14:28, Paul wrote:

Nope - very painfully slow here in Essex, UK. Takes minutes to load a page, not seconds. Virgin Media too, if that’s helpful.


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It’s running really slowly here for some requests, too. Either the server is under attack (DDOS) or there’s something else going wrong. And just now, it started working again really quickly. Very strange.

Walter

On Jun 22, 2012, at 9:28 AM, Paul wrote:

Nope - very painfully slow here in Essex, UK. Takes minutes to load a page, not seconds. Virgin Media too, if that’s helpful.


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Ditto here in the Midlands. Timed out but loaded fine on refresh. BtInternet for me.

Softpress.com appears instantly as does ActionsForge (not sure if that’s on the same server Walter).

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ActionsForge is hosted in Joyent’s San Diego data center, on a dedicated 1GB Accelerator VPS. Which in turn costs me a certain amount of money each month, but also hosts a lot of other sites. All of which to remind you that the window is closing on ActionsForge Next, and you should pledge now (and often): http://actionsforge.com/next

Thanks,

Walter

On Jun 22, 2012, at 10:07 AM, David Murray wrote:

as does ActionsForge (not sure if that’s on the same server Walter).


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Intermittent for sure.

I’m with Zen.

Scottish / uk thing perhaps.

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No issues here in buffalo. But, I also mainly post through mail not the site.

Julie

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On Jun 22, 2012, at 10:28, seoras email@hidden wrote:

Intermittent for sure.

I’m with Zen.

Scottish / uk thing perhaps.

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I’ve sent a support request to Softpress to look at the mail queue. That may be related.

Walter

On Jun 22, 2012, at 9:43 AM, Trevor Reaveley wrote:

Can’t get onto FreewayTalk her in Surrey, nothing to do with Virgin Media. Safari says “contacting” but that’s as far as it goes. Actually, just as I write this the page has popped up, about 5 minutes after trying to connect.

I’ve also noticed that I tried to reply to something via email this morning, it never appeared on the list, so I went and did it on the website, and the original email popped into my inbox via the list 3 1/2 hours later.

Trev

On 22 Jun 2012, at 14:28, Paul wrote:

Nope - very painfully slow here in Essex, UK. Takes minutes to load a page, not seconds. Virgin Media too, if that’s helpful.


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And just now, it started working again really quickly.

Concur with speed increase here (UK) also. Walter.

Strange in deed.

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Ive only just been able to get on - been timing out all night and today - (based in S Florida)


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Same here on US west coast.


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I saw it on the train from PHL to NYC this morning, got so bad I saw a 504 error. I have been in touch with Softpress, who “own” the server, and we’re trying to track down the culprit. No answers yet, but please be patient.

Sorry,

Walter


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Hi FreewayTalkers,

I just wanted to let you know that we’re still looking into this issue. As soon as we find the cause we’ll get things back up to speed.

Thanks for your patience,

Joe Billings
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On 23 Jun 2012, at 14:21, waltd email@hidden wrote:

I saw it on the train from PHL to NYC this morning, got so bad I saw a 504 error. I have been in touch with Softpress, who “own” the server, and we’re trying to track down the culprit. No answers yet, but please be patient.

Sorry,

Walter


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This couldn’t have come at a worse time for me, either. I have the flu, and a fever, and I’ve spent the last 24 hours plastered to my bed with a large bottle of Advil nearby.

I just disabled the little counter numbers in the navigation bar, since that’s probably the most resource-intensive thing in the whole application. I’m still not clear that the problem is the Mailist application itself, there are a number of other applications running on this server, and the issue could be an interaction between them.

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