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Free Republic's Technical Problems

Posted on 10/25/2002 2:13:30 PM PDT by per loin

Of late, FR seems plagued with slowdowns. Is this a temporary problem or is some limit being approached?


TOPICS: Technical; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: freerepublic; sanfrancisco; techindex; technical
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1 posted on 10/25/2002 2:13:30 PM PDT by per loin
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To: per loin
We should be fine .....until the replacement hamster dies...
2 posted on 10/25/2002 2:18:07 PM PDT by Dog
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To: per loin
Hamster seems to be on its last leg again......FR is slowing down .
3 posted on 10/25/2002 2:25:15 PM PDT by Dog
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To: per loin
I'm disappointed, everytime something significant happens, I get 'booted' off. What's going on. Do we need to buy new/additional equipment?
4 posted on 10/25/2002 2:25:37 PM PDT by blam
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To: Jim Robinson; John Robinson
Ping! for commentary.

And thanks for all you do.
5 posted on 10/25/2002 2:26:44 PM PDT by FreedomPoster
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To: per loin
Is everyone who is posting here using the beta site address like I am? I can't get the normal FreeRepublic.com site to come up at all.
6 posted on 10/25/2002 2:27:22 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog
We could harness the Moose and dangle a little cheese in front of him. Might beat the hamster.
7 posted on 10/25/2002 2:35:42 PM PDT by blau993
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To: Dog Gone
Dog post the link to beta for me....
8 posted on 10/25/2002 2:36:07 PM PDT by Dog
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To: FreedomPoster
Teachers pet.....LOL!
9 posted on 10/25/2002 2:37:59 PM PDT by Dog
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To: per loin
It happens every other year around election time. The hits go way up.
10 posted on 10/25/2002 2:42:36 PM PDT by kylaka
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To: Dog Gone
Yeah, I'm on the normal FR URL. It is a bit slow to respond at times.
11 posted on 10/25/2002 2:45:37 PM PDT by kylaka
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To: Dog
http://beta.freerepublic.com
12 posted on 10/25/2002 2:45:51 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: per loin
Admin posted a reply to you about 5 hours ago. It should appear any time now.
13 posted on 10/25/2002 2:52:47 PM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: Dog Gone
Thanks. The beta version seems to work a little faster.
14 posted on 10/25/2002 2:53:32 PM PDT by bradactor
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To: per loin
I would love to read this thread, but the system is down and I can't log on.
15 posted on 10/25/2002 2:55:45 PM PDT by HighWheeler
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To: Dog
I suggested they have at least three hamsters for backup at all times several months ago, but did anyone listen to me? Nooooo......
16 posted on 10/25/2002 2:56:17 PM PDT by Brett66
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To: robertpaulsen
ROFLMAO!!!!!!!

Damn that was a good one.

17 posted on 10/25/2002 2:57:50 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Brett66
I think that FR should replace the hamsters with Rats. They are full of hot air and can spin their wheels with ceaseless energy. Might as well make use of them.
18 posted on 10/25/2002 3:08:33 PM PDT by sweetliberty
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To: robertpaulsen
Admin posted a reply to you about 5 hours ago. It should appear any time now.

That is too funny, almost lost some Merlot through my nose on that one.

19 posted on 10/25/2002 3:33:47 PM PDT by wisenheimers_kid
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To: Dog Gone
Same same. Using the beta site, which is v-e-r-y s-l-o-w. Can't get into the regular site at all.
20 posted on 10/25/2002 3:34:12 PM PDT by lonevoice
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To: lonevoice; Dog Gone
Beta here.
21 posted on 10/25/2002 3:39:15 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: blam
I'm disappointed, everytime something significant happens, I get 'booted' off. What's going on. Do we need to buy new/additional equipment?

One word: Hammering!

22 posted on 10/25/2002 3:43:54 PM PDT by rdb3
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To: lonevoice
The IULH (International Union of Long-Hamsters) has accused Free Republic of locking out the hamsters. No word if Bush will order a cooling off period, but off the record Free Republic has suggested that the hamsters were engaged in a slowdown.
23 posted on 10/25/2002 3:44:18 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Dog Gone
I believe the Technical problems on Free Republic are caused by a small group of lawyers who refuse to pay their Beer Debts.
24 posted on 10/25/2002 3:44:24 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon
Beta and cable here. At least I can pretend that things are moving. I feel for those on dial up.
25 posted on 10/25/2002 3:47:09 PM PDT by Unknown Freeper
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To: Brett66
Richard Gere raiding the FR server again?
26 posted on 10/25/2002 3:47:34 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: rdb3
"One word: Hammering!"

What does that mean?

27 posted on 10/25/2002 3:57:07 PM PDT by blam
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To: Brett66
They've gotta quit depending on the repair guy in the white van.
28 posted on 10/25/2002 4:02:47 PM PDT by per loin
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To: Dog Gone
Do the Beta FreeRepublic site and the regular site run on different servers? Why can we get it here and not there?
29 posted on 10/25/2002 4:07:22 PM PDT by KateUTWS
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Richard Gere raiding the FR server again?

You just had to go there, didn't you?
30 posted on 10/25/2002 4:14:23 PM PDT by BJClinton
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To: per loin
It seems to me that the last time the FR server was this slow, it corresponded with the DDOS attack on root main servers (10-21-02).
31 posted on 10/25/2002 4:16:10 PM PDT by Freebird Forever
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To: per loin
It's the insurgence of RATS trolling FR to see if freedom-loving Americans are stomping on the tragic demise of the now-defunct resident communist of the US Senate.

By all accounts, he was a very nice, very principled communist and our prayers go out to his surviving sons, grandchildren, friends staff and family.

No one, I sincerely hope, has glee over the way and timing with which he left this world. God bless America and our Constitutional FREE Republic.
32 posted on 10/25/2002 4:25:40 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution
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To: Dog Gone
I can barely copy and paste, let alone beta FR, whatever that means.

LOL

33 posted on 10/25/2002 4:32:37 PM PDT by mombonn
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon
I believe the Technical problems on Free Republic are caused by a small group of lawyers who refuse to pay their Beer Debts.

That's odd. I have it on good authority that it's caused by thirsty old farts. I wonder who's right?

34 posted on 10/25/2002 4:40:00 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Jim Robinson; John Robinson
Any clue? A hint as to what is wrong would be much appreciated.
35 posted on 10/25/2002 4:41:59 PM PDT by Sandy
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To: mombonn
Try this site, Internet Health Report. Looks like the backbones Genuity and Verio are down, causing some network congestion.
36 posted on 10/25/2002 4:42:40 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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test bump
37 posted on 10/25/2002 4:53:18 PM PDT by John Robinson
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To: John Robinson
Can you hear me now?
38 posted on 10/25/2002 4:54:02 PM PDT by Unknown Freeper
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To: John Robinson
Maybe I fixed it. If this thing hangs together another 15 minutes I'm going to celebrate... get drunk or something. SOOOOO FRUSTRATING!
39 posted on 10/25/2002 4:54:34 PM PDT by John Robinson
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To: eddie willers
I'm on regular URL. It's been down off and on most of the day. Occasionally, I get to the first page of FR, but can't get any of the threads to come up.

I now have the URL for Beta FR, but can't bookmark it, so I saved the URL. I canNOT get to any discussion page. Can anyone tell me how to do that on Beta?
40 posted on 10/25/2002 4:54:45 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: John Robinson
Things have been better for the last five minutes or so.
41 posted on 10/25/2002 4:56:05 PM PDT by Unknown Freeper
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To: John Robinson
Thank you, John. We ALL know the frustration of network computers.
42 posted on 10/25/2002 4:56:08 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: blam
I'm disappointed, everytime something significant happens, I get 'booted' off. What's going on?

This happens with distressing regularity on FR when big stories break ... must be all those "lurkers" out there jumping on board to get the latest most salient/viable intelligent opinions available on the internet. However, that isn't happening because the regular FReepers (moi-11/98) can't hook up ... grrrrrrrrrr!

43 posted on 10/25/2002 4:57:17 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: BluH2o
I've gotten this when I've clicked on a couple threads

Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@freerepublic.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error. More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

44 posted on 10/25/2002 5:01:03 PM PDT by Unknown Freeper
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To: John Robinson
BTDT. Thanks for your hard work.
45 posted on 10/25/2002 5:01:47 PM PDT by FourPeas
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To: Dog Gone
BUMP so I can find this
46 posted on 10/25/2002 5:02:03 PM PDT by MileHi
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To: blam
It means that a server is receiving a massive influx of requests within a very short span of time. Look at it like an oil funnel for your car. Yeah, you can pour quite a bit in the big cone portion, but it flows slowly into your engine when it comes out the spigot side, right? In fact, you can make the cone overflow while it's draining at the same time.

Same thing here. The requests represent the oil in the cone of the funnel. FR's bandwidth pipe is the spigot portion of the funnel.

That make sense? My wife says that I geek people out sometimes.

47 posted on 10/25/2002 5:02:13 PM PDT by rdb3
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To: John Robinson
Before you hit the Bottle, can you tell us what happened? Thanks.
48 posted on 10/25/2002 5:03:13 PM PDT by Cool Guy
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To: John Robinson
You beat and I'll pry!
49 posted on 10/25/2002 5:08:10 PM PDT by alaskanfan
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Geek people out? Nah, couldn' be. Your wife would have appreciated the time my geek husband tried to explain ISDN to his untechnical 75yo parents. For the life of me, I'll never understand why he tried.....
50 posted on 10/25/2002 5:08:13 PM PDT by FourPeas
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