Skip to comments.FR Technical Problems
Posted on 01/31/2010 11:33:33 AM PST by Minn
Is it just me, or have FR's servers had a real tough week?
I knew we were fairly unique but I didn’t think we were THAT far out in front. :-)
DJ get over yourself. We are all just talking here and when we can’t get a FR fix, like any junkie we start talking jibberish or in a meandering fashion.
ergo: “What’s happening?” “What’s that noise?” “Who moved my Cheese?”. We are just wondering out loud and sumtimes we mught ‘ven had spelin’ an’ grammur ishues.
Of course FR is the Flagship for conservative forums.
“You mean the one that’s over?”
Yeah, that one. The one that ended a couple of days ago. The one that I contributed to. The one that supports a site that’s down way too often.
Bunk. You made a statement and I called you on it.
He’s very offensive.
Reporting from the Republic of Panama.
no me too! several times.
FR gets a LOT of traffic and is also attacked by the left. There are alternate sites to go to that get actual news about what’s happening when we’re down rather than inferring something dishonest.
Whatever you are investing yourself in something totally unnecessary and just so totally unimportant.
On the other hand FR is back and we banter back an forth about something trivial.
Have a nice day.
Who was knocking FR? You didn’t care for my junkie comparison?
PS Have a nice day.
I don’t know where you heard the rumor that half of FR’s servers are purposely brought off line during Freepathons to drum up donations. That is totally untrue.
“FR gets a LOT of traffic and is also attacked by the left. There are alternate sites to go to that get actual news about whats happening when were down rather than inferring something dishonest.”
Not that I owe you an explanation, but since you appear to be so emotionally invested in “protecting” FR, know that FR is by far my favorite site. FR has also had a LOT of time to adjust. “Inferring something dishonest”...? I have no idea what you’re talking about. To quote another poster: “get over yourself”.
“Could it be a Donk on the lose?”
Hmmm...couldn’t rule it out.
Fast (1.582 Seconds), 69% of sites are slower.
Seems to be an excellemt average to me...
Adjust to what? Losing a server this week and finding there's a problem? I've read posts by Jim Robinson and John and there is a problem they're having difficulty tracing after a server went down.
Transparency? Not trying to hide anything. The system is down. We don't know what brought it down. If we did, it wouldn't be down. What ever caused our system to crash a week or so ago apparently has crashed it again. First one server gets swamped and goes down, we route around it, then another swamps and goes down, we route around it, etc, etc. We clear the log jams and sometimes have to remotely reboot some of the servers and we finally got everything up and running again on all cylinders and all looks great for awhile. Now it appears to have happened again. We didn't find anything physically wrong with the hardware or software last time. Don't know why it crashed. We didn't feel like we should replace the whole shooting match, don't have the financial wherewithal to do that anyway, and we also do not have the financial wherewithal to reproduce the whole dmn system somewhere else as a standby. Don't know if that would solve the problem anyway. We've had systems problems many times over the last thirteen years and have always managed to eventually isolate the buggy components and overcome the problems. Also over the years our system has grown from running on one single server to running on a pair, then four and eventually requiring nearly a dozen. A couple of years ago we purchased three new servers each having twice or more the cpu power and capacity of some of the older ones, so we took several of the old ones out of service. When you have a large complex multi-processor system handling millions of transactions per day from hundreds of thousands of simultaneous users over the internet you sometimes have problems. We do not have the resources of a large corporate entity. We have only one systems guy. One. John. He takes care of all the hardware, software, programming, maintenance, networking, contracting with services, suppliers, internet filings, everything. He's on call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year and does one hell of a great job! I have complete faith and confidence in his abilities.
By the way, he also has to fight off the DOS attack kiddies that are always wanting to screw with us. And he does a helluva great job there too!
I’m beginning to suspect frequency interference from a certain Kinko’s in Waco, Texas. Not sure, but I’m just sayin’...
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