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RiDE
03-12-2007, 12:48 PM
Was the Server down for the last 2 hours (or so)????

Or was it just me???

mathogre
03-12-2007, 12:50 PM
It wasn't just you. It was down (or acted as if it was down) earlier. One time I got the main page, but it just hung on going to Profile. Seems to be okay now, at least for the moment

RiDE
03-12-2007, 12:52 PM
Thanks Mathogre. I kept getting the "Server has timed out/not responding" error.

KoDorSean
03-12-2007, 12:54 PM
not just you ride, I could not get on myself.

Kilted1
03-12-2007, 12:55 PM
I had problems too

mathogre
03-12-2007, 12:55 PM
You're welcome RIDE! If you look at "Today's Posts", you'll see a 2 hour break between a couple of posts (10:43AM - 12:46PM, local EDT). It's 12:56PM here now.

CrossBones
03-12-2007, 04:17 PM
Just curious, is Mac Forums on a dedicated server or are they on shared sever?

This has been happening more often than it should where the site is down for an hour+...

This site is way too big to be using a shared server and if it's dedicated I'd be having a talk with whoever about all this down time. It's not normal at all.

mathogre
03-12-2007, 05:10 PM
Just curious, is Mac Forums on a dedicated server or are they on shared sever?

This has been happening more often than it should where the site is down for an hour+...

This site is way too big to be using a shared server and if it's dedicated I'd be having a talk with whoever about all this down time. It's not normal at all.
This free service is provided courtesy of iNET Interactive. Given the overall availability of the service, the generally fast response times, and the willingness of our hosts to store files (attachments of a generous size), as well as the fact that none of us pays a penny to use it, I think an occasional "Thank You! to iNET is actually in order.

Accordingly,

Thank you iNET for providing this service to us!

iRye
03-12-2007, 05:26 PM
I couldn't get on this morning at 7:30 AM MST

schweb
03-12-2007, 05:32 PM
You can always view site status at:
http://www.inetstatus.net/

MaDDoG
03-12-2007, 06:01 PM
It was okay from Australia, but then again with the time difference here to there I would have been on at different times to the rest of you. I does get a bit lonely on line sometimes, cause when I am on line most of you would be tucked up in bed.

CrossBones
03-13-2007, 11:39 AM
This free service is provided courtesy of iNET Interactive. Given the overall availability of the service, the generally fast response times, and the willingness of our hosts to store files (attachments of a generous size), as well as the fact that none of us pays a penny to use it, I think an occasional "Thank You! to iNET is actually in order.

Accordingly,

Thank you iNET for providing this service to us!Heh...you can't beat FREE! Whatever.

BIG D 04
03-13-2007, 11:43 AM
I find this site to be sometimes "not very responsive" but considering the fact it's free and it's up most of the time, I some what feel guilty for complaining.

*Runs off Crying into a Corner"

CrossBones
03-13-2007, 05:56 PM
Now that I know it's being hosted for free there isn't anything to complain about.

If I was paying for it there would be some discussion with the hosting company about all the down time.

TenderSurrender
03-14-2007, 04:26 AM
It does mention on the status page that the hosts seemed to have been under a DoS attack. But has since been resolved.


March 12th 2007 13:12
Resolved - Denial of Service Attack

Currently our network is under attack from a distributed denial of service attack. We are working with our hosting provider to mitigate the current attack. We apologize for the inconvenience!

That might of been the cause :)

~~ TS ~~

schweb
03-14-2007, 07:22 AM
Now that I know it's being hosted for free there isn't anything to complain about.

If I was paying for it there would be some discussion with the hosting company about all the down time.

I'm here quite often and other than the recent DoS attack, I haven't really ever noticed any downtime.

iRye
03-14-2007, 09:14 AM
Yeah, I wouldn't say there is a whole lot of downtime.

:)

CrossBones
03-14-2007, 11:02 AM
Yeah, I wouldn't say there is a whole lot of downtime.

:)Actually it happens quite a bit. Maybe I'm just lucky. Seems they are probably rebooting the server but sometimes it's down 20-30 minutes. You guys need to spend more time here. http://www.augk18.dsl.pipex.com/Smileys/rofl5.gif

mac57
03-16-2007, 05:23 PM
I have noticed a lot of times where Safari will sit there, saying "completed 25 of 26 items" but never finish. If I then press the "X" button on Safari, the page draws. This happens quite often, perhaps as much as once every two or three days, and seems to persist for 20 minutes to half an hour. I have tried it with Firefox and Camino and they all react the same way. I have always assumed it was a site issue.

mac57
03-16-2007, 05:26 PM
Ahhh... this very issue is also being discussed in this thread:

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55503

Looks like we have a problem with one of our advertizing sponsors. When their stuff doesn't load, Safari holds the page and won't draw until it is done.

ToddG
03-16-2007, 05:39 PM
It does mention on the status page that the hosts seemed to have been under a DoS attack.

This is what happens as Bill Gates turns over his full time responsibilities at Microsoft ... he'll spend his days organizing DoS attacks on Mac sites. Shameful!

(and thanks INET!)