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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?


TOPICS: Freeoples
KEYWORDS: faq; fr
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To: Keith in Iowa

Thailand?


41 posted on 01/31/2010 1:08:26 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: mylife

I knew we were fairly unique but I didn’t think we were THAT far out in front. :-)


42 posted on 01/31/2010 1:11:00 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


43 posted on 01/31/2010 1:11:28 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Of course FR is the Flagship for conservative forums.


44 posted on 01/31/2010 1:13:03 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: DJ MacWoW

“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.


45 posted on 01/31/2010 1:14:07 PM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: Vendome

Bunk. You made a statement and I called you on it.


46 posted on 01/31/2010 1:14:18 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Armedanddangerous

:-)
He’s very offensive.


47 posted on 01/31/2010 1:14:18 PM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: Minn

Reporting from the Republic of Panama.

Yes.


48 posted on 01/31/2010 1:14:24 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Minn

no me too! several times.


49 posted on 01/31/2010 1:17:46 PM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: Magic Fingers

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.


50 posted on 01/31/2010 1:22:07 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.

Yeah!!!

Post on.


51 posted on 01/31/2010 1:22:44 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome
I wasn't the one knocking FR. You were. Your post 13: I know of no other site that has as many problems as FR.

Have a nice day.

52 posted on 01/31/2010 1:26:44 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Who was knocking FR? You didn’t care for my junkie comparison?

LOL

PS Have a nice day.


53 posted on 01/31/2010 1:28:25 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Magic Fingers
Could it be a Donk on the lose?
54 posted on 01/31/2010 1:43:13 PM PST by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Minn

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.


55 posted on 01/31/2010 1:46:08 PM PST by sportutegrl (I was for Sarah Palin before being for Sarah was cool.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

“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.”

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”.


56 posted on 01/31/2010 1:47:56 PM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: ANGGAPO

“Could it be a Donk on the lose?”

Hmmm...couldn’t rule it out.


57 posted on 01/31/2010 1:48:53 PM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: All
Average Load Time for Freerepublic.com

Fast (1.582 Seconds), 69% of sites are slower.

Seems to be an excellemt average to me...

58 posted on 01/31/2010 1:54:44 PM PST by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: Magic Fingers; Jim Robinson
FR has also had a LOT of time to adjust.

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.

Post 21 Thursday, January 21, 2010 10:02:19 PM by John Robinson

Jim Rob 1 and 4 Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:36 pm

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!

59 posted on 01/31/2010 2:01:44 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I’m beginning to suspect frequency interference from a certain Kinko’s in Waco, Texas. Not sure, but I’m just sayin’...


60 posted on 01/31/2010 2:08:02 PM PST by centurion316
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