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issueid=999 11-03-2012 12:50 PM
shoemaker without legs
OF very slow, sometimes unaccessible
I have increasing trouble accessing Orbiter Forum lately, and don't know why

The symptoms are very similar to the problem I have with escapistmagazine.com, about which I posted recently in the brighton lounge (sorry for not linking the thread. only getting to lounge and digging out the thread would take me the better part of 10 minutes at the moment).

It's not as bad, as I can usually still access Orbiter Forum, but it's shaky. Loading any page on the forum (including the index page) can take minutes, and every other time I get a "page not found" message from chrome (the message can vary. It ranges from "Ooops, could not open the site", which I also get for the other site mentioned, to outright "site not available"), forcing me to refresh and wait for another minute or so.
The problems started about two weeks ago or so. Sometimes in between it works as it used to, but if anything the situation is getting worse. I do not have speed issues with other sites, streaming or downloads, so it can't just be a slow connection.

Now, I am fairly certain that the problem is somewhere on my end, and that I'm the only one having those issues (otherwise people would have already posted about it) but as said in the other thread, I really don't know anything about networks. I have no Idea if there is anything you guys might be able to find out on your side of the line, but I am worried of loosing OF permanently, which would be close to catastrophic, so I rather post about the issue while I still can, in the hopes that there's some things you guys can tell me we didn't yet try in the other thread.
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11-05-2012 07:36 PM
Tex Tex is offline
O-F Administrator
Hi mate. I'm unable to reproduce the problem on my end. O-F has been up and running fast for as long as I can remember. Has anyone else experienced slow loading or no loading problems with any consistency?
11-05-2012 11:13 PM
shoemaker without legs
Incidently, this evening it's running like in good old times... Let's see if that keeps up
11-06-2012 09:49 AM
It's not a bit of malware on your end, by any chance?
11-06-2012 10:35 AM
I can confirm that I have experienced no issues with the forum loading times for basically the whole time since Vash starting running the server. Same good performance on multiple platforms and networks too.

Unfortunately I can't provide you any insight into the cause of your problem.
11-10-2012 04:48 PM
OHM Administrator
There have been two incidents in the past week or so where the server became overloaded and completely inaccessible. It appears to be similar to some behavior we had last year which was caused by some bad code on the forums making recursive requests to the server. This filled all available connections, effectively creating a DoS scenario.

I'm currently looking into the problem.
11-13-2012 09:29 AM
Tutorial translator
No issues here as well (...crossing fingers!).
11-13-2012 02:53 PM
DGIV Captain
Working like a charm for me too

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