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Offline Mongoose

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Ongoing connectivity issues
I think pretty much all of us have been experiencing rolling downtime and/or obscene page load times over the past few weeks.  Any ideas on a root cause, or is the host just getting hammered with DDoS?

 

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Re: Ongoing connectivity issues
I've noticed many sites having unusual load times over the past few days... Dunno. Hlp has been particularly bad, though.
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Re: Ongoing connectivity issues
Could it be a Cloudfire thing? I'm getting frequent timeouts where it complains that the website is down but redirects to Cloudfire on a couple of sites.
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Offline Goober5000

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Re: Ongoing connectivity issues
Out of curiosity, was the HLP connection speed worse, better, or the same prior to the email issue getting fixed?

When the server went down, and took down the email, it also took down a few processes that are used to maintain web traffic.  I restarted them at the same time as I restarted email, but I wonder if they're not working right.

 

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Re: Ongoing connectivity issues
It was much better then.  I wasn't experiencing any noticeable frequently-occurring issues before that point.

 

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Re: Ongoing connectivity issues
I would say no.  Varnish wouldn't be causing connectivity errors.  Looking at a few logs, it does seem that someone from Asia Pacific Network area was doing some scanning (UDP: bad checksum. From 122.224.153.109:16587 to 96.31.94.83 on various ports) about a week ago, which might have affected some things.  But otherwise no, the mentioned processes would have had to really hog the CPU for them to affect anything.
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Re: Ongoing connectivity issues
I've been getting 502 errors and long loading times for a couple of weeks now.

 
Re: Ongoing connectivity issues
I've been getting them for months  :nervous:

 

Offline Goober5000

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Re: Ongoing connectivity issues
I just fixed a runaway log file that Axem brought to my attention.  That could have been causing the slowdowns.  See if it's any different now.

 
Re: Ongoing connectivity issues
No real change.  Still getting occasional slowdowns and 502 errors.

 

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Re: Ongoing connectivity issues
Still a little bit sluggish, but much better here so far.

 

Offline Col. Fishguts

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Re: Ongoing connectivity issues
Still a little bit sluggish, but much better here so far.

Same here, no more 502s but sometimes respone time is still sluggish.
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Re: Ongoing connectivity issues
I'm having login issues. It's as if my cookie got culled daily, and I have to enter my PW twice before I can log in. Is this related, or a separate issue?

I have no such problems with Facebook, Wikipedia etc.
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Re: Ongoing connectivity issues
My experience has been that HLP will have weird issues randomly (usually really long page load times).  It does eventually load, though, with the exception of a rare CloudFlare error (that will go away with a refresh).

Today it's not having issues (so far).  :shrug: