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Does Traffic Here Cause IE To Lock Up?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by SteveMo, Oct 13, 2002.

  1. SteveMo

    SteveMo Stunt Coordinator

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    Sometimes when I try to come to HTF my Internet Exlorer locks up. I have to restart my computer. Is this because of traffic or Windows XP beign so messd up? My Windows has been up to date since last week but I have not downloaded the most recent update for some file that people may put on your computer or something or other.

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  2. Parker Clack

    Parker Clack Schizophrenic Man
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    I haven't seen IE lock up due to the traffic on the site only have the site slow way down and take forever to load pages. Is this the only site were you are having issues with your browser locking up on you?

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  3. Cees Alons

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    Mmm. I don't think it's the site.
    I too have seen IExporer virtually lock up when it is waiting for completion of certain loading tasks. I believed it to be either an XP issue or IE-6.
    Recently (after having had other IE problems with my system) I have built another XP system on a second disk, this time fresh and not upgrading from Win-ME, and it looks like this problem doesn't exist anymore - but I have to wait for a final conclusion (only 2 days experience with the new system - and, BTW, not everything installed yet [​IMG] ).
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  4. SteveMo

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    I got in today again somehow. [​IMG]
    Going to check out some other areas while I'm here.
     
  5. Wayne Bundrick

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    I think the two flash banners on the main page are causing some problems for me. I'm running Win XP Pro. Lately the browser window has been freezing when click the back arrow to leave a forum and come back to the main page to enter another forum.
     
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    I am experiencing the same thing as Wayne (Im using Win2k) IF you wait long enough it will go back to the index, but typically it will not open a new forum afterwards.
     
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    There has been a world-wide DoS attack on servers on the Internet last weekend + Monday. It may have had something to do with many of the response problems most people have been experiencing during those days.

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    Cees,

    The DDoS attack was on the top-level DNS servers which wouldn't have effected HTF's response times or cause IE to lockup/freeze when the user hits the 'back' button.
     
  9. Parker Clack

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    The page freezes may indeed be due to the two flash banners I am not sure. I too have noticed a delay in the main page loading up the first time I get on the site but after that things work ok. I took the flash banners out briefly though the other day and we still had the delay. I am not really sure where the new delay is coming from. We are still working on getting a second CPU in place and setting up Linux to run with both of them.

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    The top level DNS servers distribute the DNS information to other DNS servers on the network. There is no need for a DNS lookup to go to the top level server when there are other DNS servers available. Most/all ISPs provide their own DNS lookup.

    In any case whether or not a DDoS on the top-level DNS servers would cause a slow down on HTF, the attack only lasted for an hour on (IIRC) Sunday night/Monday morning and would have no effect on performance probelms last Wednesday.
     
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    So are things still slowed down over the past couple of days? I haven't noticed any myself.

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    It seems to be working okay for now.
     
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    To be precise: I myself have had no problems of that kind since Monday!

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    Yes it seems to have been working fine this past week. No problems lately.
     

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