Jason Demond
January 10, 2003, 05:59 PM
Posting is real slow, it took 4 minutes to bump my Thumbnail thread. Also It is taking a super long time to open attachments.

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Jason Demond
January 10, 2003, 06:01 PM
Seems ok now, sorry for the post.:o

January 10, 2003, 06:32 PM
Welcome to the internet. :D. I usually give it a few hours before I complain about stuff being slow.

Dennis Olson
January 10, 2003, 08:10 PM
If you want to know where a bottleneck might be, do this:

1) Open a DOS window

2) Type "ping" and press ENTER. (This will tell you if you have a connection to the server at all)

3) Type "tracert" and press ENTER

Watch the numbers that come up. What you are seeing is the path from your PC to the server. high numbers are BAD. Low numbers are GOOD. Your PC is route point #1. The server is the last route point.

If the number on the line for the server is high, there is a server problem.

EDIT: Oops! I just realized that I assumed this place was a .COM, when it's a .ORG - I have changed this post to reflect that. My bad... :o

Jason Demond
January 11, 2003, 08:43 PM
I told my computer to do it, and it laughed at me and called me a jackass. I was forced to give it a good kick, and now it's coughing up Pentium II chips. What do I do?:D

I don't know what the problem was, but everything is ok now.

PS. I know nothing about computers, I am just lucky to even log on to the internet. :uhoh:

Mal H
January 11, 2003, 11:08 PM
Dennis, Just for grins, as you suggested, I pinged (not us ;) ). I got good replies. Then I pinged (us) and got timeouts. Curiouser and curiouser.

January 12, 2003, 11:40 AM
Mal, I've pinged THR by its domain name plus its IP address a week or so ago and gotten timeouts when everything's been working fine. I figured that the DNS information had not been fully propagated across the Web backbone. In any event, it was strange!

January 12, 2003, 11:41 AM
I get that same problem, Mal. That's weird stuff.

Mal H
January 12, 2003, 11:44 AM
Ah! The old light bulb just lit up.

I think Derek has an Acme Super Firewall (tm reg) installed on the server. So we wiley coyotes won't be able to ping the system. It's a good thing.

January 12, 2003, 04:42 PM
Mal's right and security is tight (InfoSec's my game ;) ) . Only a few select ports are open and ping isn't one of them.

There's a big bottleneck in the Megapath network which is were the traceroute dies.

Jason Demond
January 12, 2003, 06:15 PM
:uhoh:Are you guys messing with me?:scrutiny:

January 12, 2003, 08:45 PM
Nope, things are really slow. Traceroute is showing just over 2 seconds of delay through the four hops in the Megapath network right now.

January 12, 2003, 08:54 PM
Posting on the threads here takes several minutes once the [submit] icon is clicked.

January 13, 2003, 02:51 PM
Nope. Unrelated. :( Though hopefully fixed now. :)

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