Forum Problems (Part II)

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ron-P, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. Ron-P

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    Thanks for the update Parker.
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
  2. Parker Clack

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    The server was down most of this am due to heavy traffic relating to a review that Ron has up on the extended release of LOTR. We hopefully have this problem resolved.

    Stay tuned and again thanks for your patience.

    Parker
     
  3. CharlesD

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    We're being "Slashdotted" They posted a link to the review on Slashdot and hundreds of computer nerds try and view the story at the same time, bringing the server to its knees.
     
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    Most users ever online was 2697 on Today at 09:30 AM.
    Yeow!
     
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    Computer sites. Jeez.
     
  7. Dome Vongvises

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    Would logging off help? I sometimes have a bad habit of not logging off of sites I use everyday.
     
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  9. BrianB

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    Same here, Dave. As soon as I saw the link - "uh oh", especially combined with the previous downtime this week.
     
  10. Nigel McN

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    Jeez what? Guess what the 2 biggest sites I and likely many others here read everyday?
     
  11. Parker Clack

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    Yes being directly linked to by /. was something else. That thread had over 28,000 views in one day.

    Parker
     
  12. Tom Boucher

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    There's got to be a certain satisfaction that there were over 28000 views in one day both for Ron and for Packy.

    Great job guys, not everyone gets Slashdotted just for a review!
     
  13. KeithH

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    If Parker started this thread, why am I seeing Ron's post before Parker's? Ron's post entered at 12:47 p.m. yesterday (10/18) looks like a reply to Parker's post entered at 1:25 p.m. yesterday.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Wayne Bundrick

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    If Slashdot generates that much traffic to bring other web sites to their knees, what on earth does Slashdot have for servers to avoid being slashdotted themselves?
     
  15. Nigel McN

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    from http://slashdot.org/faq/tech.shtml
    The Hardware
    5 load balanced Web servers dedicated to pages
    3 load balanced Web servers dedicated to images
    1 SQL server
    1 NFS Server
    All the boxes are VA Linux Systems FullOns running Debian (except for the SQL box). Each box (except for the SQL box) has LVD SCSI with 10,000 RPM drives. And they all have 2 Intel EtherExpress 100 LAN adapters.
    Hardware Details
    Type I (web server)
    VA Full On 2x2
    Debian Linux frozen
    PIII/600 MHz 512K cache
    1 GB RAM
    9.1GB LVD SCSI with hot swap backplane
    Intel EtherExpress Pro (built-in on moboard)
    Intel EtherExpress 100 adapter
    Type II (kernel NFS with kernel locking)
    VA Full On 2x2
    Debian Linux frozen
    Dual PIII/600 MHz
    2 GB RAM
    (2) 9.1GB LVD SCSI with hot swap backplane
    Intel EtherExpress Pro (built-in on motherboard)
    Intel EtherExpress 100 adapter
    Type III (SQL)
    VA Research 3500
    Red Hat Linux 6.2 (final release + tweaks)
    Quad Xeon 550 MHz, 1MB cache
    2 GB RAM
    6 LVD disks, 10000 RPM (1 system disk, 5 disks for RAID5)
    Mylex Extreme RAID controller 16 MB cache
    Intel EtherExpress Pro (built-in on motherboard)
    Intel EtherExpress 100 adapter
     
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    Gui, I had noticed that too.
    [c][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][/c]
     
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    I didn't even connect the downtime with the slashdot effect. I was on Slashdot, saw the article linking to the review and thought to myself that I had already read the review and just kept going. Never really put 2 + 2 together.

    This is the first time one of my regular sites has ever been slashdotted.
     

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