Is it me or does the forum load slow at times?

Posted by: John Rougeux

Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 03/10/11 06:19 PM

I don't know when it happens, sometimes when i'm adding a response or a new thread, or sometimes just when loading a new page, but lately it seems that there is a hang in the forums. Goes to a certain point and then stalls.

Anyone else have this problem?
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 03/10/11 07:23 PM

Absolutely.
Hangs for 5-10 seconds.. then putters along.

Face it... we are not anyones top priority....
Posted by: neil

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 03/10/11 08:45 PM

Actually, not the case -- just not sure what this is. It happened last week at some point and we were watching an attempted DDOS attack, but then it subsided. And, I'm not seeing the slow downs.
Posted by: Lea

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 03/11/11 06:24 AM


Me either, I rarely do. I know that's about as helpful as pointing out the haystack around the needle, but since I'm dumber than dirt about anything related to the intertubes, you may consider my input as such. Maybe everybody who's experiencing slow downs could move to Houston. We could seriously party.

wink
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 03/14/11 02:54 PM

Don't need a slow down to have a serious party. wink
Posted by: neil

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 03/15/11 12:28 PM

Are you guys still seeing issues?
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 03/15/11 01:12 PM

I'm much better all of a sudden.. don't know why.
Zippy even.
Posted by: neil

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 03/15/11 01:27 PM

Yeah -- this is making no sense whatsoever as we've not done anything the entire time through this ... other than try and figure out what's happening.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/04/11 12:27 PM

Slow, slow, slow today. Some CSS issues as well.
Posted by: neil

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/04/11 12:28 PM

I am not seeing any issues at all. Can you be more specific?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/04/11 12:32 PM

FF 4 sits spinning "connecting to www.mactech.com" for several minutes at a time. Also, some ads are overlapping the forum text areas. It's not consistent from one minute to the next though.
Posted by: neil

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/04/11 12:33 PM

This is likely a problem on the Internet between your machine and the www.mactech.com server.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/04/11 12:36 PM

Yeah, no problems here
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/04/11 12:40 PM

I'm thinking there is a DNS outage either locally or regionally. I'm also having loading issues with forecast.weather.gov. All other sites are OK, though.
Posted by: Ben Dover

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/04/11 04:31 PM

Yeah, it's those guys hijacking the DNS system smile
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/05/11 07:43 AM

Originally Posted By: Ben Dover
Yeah, it's those guys hijacking the DNS system smile


Day 2 here. I've tried several DNS servers to no avail. Both these forums and the main www.mactech.com sites are the only sites that are having problems loading for me. Safari is behaving the same.



Firefox is giving me a list longer than my arm.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/05/11 07:52 AM

Again, no problems here using a work computer.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/05/11 07:58 AM

Traceroute:

Quote:
Traceroute has started…

traceroute to www.mactech.com (64.55.119.110), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 * * *
2 gig13-0-0-2005.tampfledc-rtr1.tampflrdc.rr.com (65.32.37.142) 10.290 ms 8.988 ms 11.559 ms
3 72-31-208-1.net.bhntampa.com (72.31.208.1) 10.117 ms 8.991 ms 10.152 ms
4 ae-5-10.cr0.dfw10.tbone.rr.com (66.109.6.106) 33.357 ms
ae-11-11.cr0.dfw10.tbone.rr.com (66.109.10.12) 39.689 ms 49.761 ms
5 ae-3-0.pr0.dfw10.tbone.rr.com (66.109.6.209) 33.754 ms
ae-1-0.pr0.dfw10.tbone.rr.com (66.109.6.179) 31.973 ms 33.176 ms
6 ge5-0-2d0.cir1.dallas2-tx.us.xo.net (65.47.204.29) 44.149 ms
ip65-47-204-109.z204-47-65.customer.algx.net (65.47.204.109) 33.810 ms 33.779 ms
7 207.88.14.242.ptr.us.xo.net (207.88.14.242) 34.733 ms 34.218 ms 35.256 ms
8 te-3-2-0.rar3.denver-co.us.xo.net (207.88.12.42) 75.638 ms 74.044 ms 80.258 ms
9 ae0d0.mcr2.roseville-ca.us.xo.net (216.156.0.158) 75.231 ms 76.592 ms 74.126 ms
10 216.55.46.18 (216.55.46.18) 74.396 ms 74.779 ms 75.755 ms
11 64.55.112.6 (64.55.112.6) 81.279 ms 81.642 ms 80.183 ms
12 64.55.112.214 (64.55.112.214) 75.480 ms 74.172 ms 76.152 ms
13 64.55.119.110 (64.55.119.110) 75.054 ms !Z 78.087 ms !Z 77.501 ms !Z


Ping:

Quote:
Ping has started…

PING www.mactech.com (64.55.119.110): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=0 ttl=52 time=75.886 ms
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=1 ttl=52 time=82.151 ms
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=2 ttl=52 time=80.390 ms
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=3 ttl=52 time=75.722 ms
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=4 ttl=52 time=75.641 ms
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=5 ttl=52 time=75.342 ms
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=6 ttl=52 time=74.831 ms
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=7 ttl=52 time=79.356 ms
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=8 ttl=52 time=74.383 ms
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=9 ttl=52 time=74.918 ms

--- www.mactech.com ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 74.383/76.862/82.151/2.583 ms
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/05/11 08:31 AM

I remember the not-so-olden days when the reply would be..

Ahhh..I see your problem. You're on a MAC.

LOL

Speed seems fine here from home.
Posted by: neil

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/05/11 09:31 AM

MacBozo,

I believe that this case is isolated to your setup. Does anyone else see the same thing? Need some more data points to know, but I'm thinking there's something specific on your computer (the pings aren't great, but aren't horrible).

Thanks!

Neil
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/05/11 10:16 AM

Are you wireless?
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/05/11 11:03 AM

Okay, a kind of strange thing happened when trying to troubleshoot Michael's problem. I did a dscacheutil -flushcache as I was going to recommend that to him. After that I couldn't get here or anything applecentral. Any other site I went to was fine though.

I remoted in to a different computer that is offsite and was able to get here from the offsite machine. I had to reboot my computer to clear things up.

After rebooting I tried a dscacheutil -flushcache again and everything is fine this time. Something funny with DNS somewhere.
Posted by: neil

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/05/11 11:08 AM

Wow. No DNS changes have been made recently, and we're using ZoneEdit for DNS which has proven to be fairly reliable. Let's see if this continues.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/05/11 11:54 AM

It seems to be getting worse on my end. I haven't changed anything in my system in the last few days. I had a FF hang on "waiting for users.woway.com" (net - I forgot, now). Had to close FF and relaunch.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/05/11 01:36 PM

Have you tried Chrome just to see?
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/05/11 01:39 PM

here's mine:

Ping has started…

PING www.mactech.com (64.55.119.110): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=0 ttl=46 time=89.272 ms
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=1 ttl=46 time=89.647 ms
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=2 ttl=46 time=92.937 ms
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=3 ttl=46 time=92.306 ms
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=4 ttl=46 time=92.166 ms
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=5 ttl=46 time=92.004 ms
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=6 ttl=46 time=90.382 ms
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=7 ttl=46 time=89.264 ms
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=8 ttl=46 time=101.100 ms
64 bytes from 64.55.119.110: icmp_seq=9 ttl=46 time=88.460 ms

--- www.mactech.com ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 88.460/91.754/101.100/3.447 ms
Posted by: neil

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/05/11 02:29 PM

Still not seeing this so I'm thinking it's between where you guys are and the server, but I'm inquiring now with the provider.

Thanks!

Neil
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/05/11 04:19 PM

Originally Posted By: neil
Still not seeing this so I'm thinking it's between where you guys are and the server, but I'm inquiring now with the provider.

Thanks!

Neil


Now loading OK at the moment.
Posted by: neil

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/05/11 04:22 PM

Yeah -- this really smells of Internet connectivity, as it's been completely fine for me the entire time ... and I'm *NOT* on the same LAN as any of the necessary servers, so it's basically the same for me as it is for everyone else.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/05/11 05:06 PM

Originally Posted By: neil
Yeah -- this really smells of Internet connectivity, as it's been completely fine for me the entire time ... and I'm *NOT* on the same LAN as any of the necessary servers, so it's basically the same for me as it is for everyone else.


I'm currently in Safari on my "Emergency Boot" partition/drive and no problems loading at the moment. I seem to be having some issues with my internal drive, but it checks out OK with Disk Utility and DW. Still, it just doesn't seem right to me - some apps behaving poorly.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/05/11 05:27 PM

OK. Things have been loading just fine for a while now. The interpipes must have needed a little Draino somewhere.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Is it me or does the forum load slow at times? - 04/06/11 04:56 AM

I didn't have any problems, just posting my Ping for those who might be interested.