The DnD Sanctuary

Forum-related => Forum Administration => Topic started by: Luxor on 2014-03-01, 15:31:23

Title: Downtime
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-01, 15:31:23
What happened? lost the site for over half an hour.


(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FL4NMMFX.png&hash=9f3094720c3a021bfb42b1f01064a6ce" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/L4NMMFX.png)
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-01, 15:40:04
And I'm now frequently having a "Hostname lookup for "thedndsanctuary.eu" failed" white page.
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: ersi on 2014-03-01, 15:42:57
People @freenode #otter-browser were missing us
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17:55 < jjkl> hello
17:55 < jjkl> are the links of the dnd sanctuary right in the otter-browser's page?
17:56 < jjkl> I can't open them
17:57 <@Emdek> jjkl: hello, yes
17:58 <@Emdek> but for some reason I get network problem while trying to open that address, even already opened page shows that error after refreshing...
18:24 <@Emdek> jjkl: now it seems to work again
18:25 < ggr> there was downtime in thedndsanctuary
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-01, 15:52:40
The most likely source of that is when Frans's shaving, the servers lack voltage.:serious:
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-01, 15:59:17
Odd. But I figure if there was a problem for 20 minutes in 100 days* it falls under 99% uptime. Let me know if there are any further troubles so I can take contact the host if required. :)

* Actually more like in 2 years to my knowledge, but then again I didn't notice this fluke.


The most likely source of that is when Frans's shaving, the servers lack voltage.:serious:
Not that it's any of your business, but I shave with blades. :P
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-01, 16:04:19
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FZqkiHg7.png&hash=32b423e9f4ab0d83c5ce3551d7a62ac7" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/ZqkiHg7.png)?
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-01, 16:37:51
Um, sure. :P
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-01, 17:12:16
Odd. But I figure if there was a problem for 20 minutes in 100 days*

It was nearer 45 minutes to be honest but that's just a guestimate.
it falls under 99% uptime.

'Tis true that. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)
Let me know if there are any further troubles so I can take contact the host if required.

Don't worry we will. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yes2.gif)
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-01, 17:24:30
I think it was a GGG Net interference. Some jerk on Pluto tried to download a 60 HorrorByte file.
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-27, 09:55:06
Just now the site seems to have been "Oops!" again for a moment.
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: 1 on 2014-03-27, 10:44:15
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Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: jax on 2014-03-27, 11:03:53
50% is more than sufficient for store-and-forward protocols. On the other hand there are protocols that fail miserably on 99% (many participants, one failure means global failure).
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-27, 18:54:41
At least the forum isn't being served from within someone's web browser (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=264). Who knows, this might be the future. Not long ago I heard my friend Frenzic (someone else) defending the proposed transition to some tiny battery powered embedded computers like Raspberry Pi or some such nonsense. That would deliver a whopping 50% uptime over some ad-hoc network.

I'm not really seeing how that follows. If I used a Raspberry Pi on my home connection things might be a bit slow -- a Cubieboard2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubieboard#Cubieboard2), on the other hand... -- but why exactly would the connection be so bad?
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-03-27, 22:17:11
I don't see what's the problem with downtime.
We should turn off the forum a couple days per week.

Like music is made of silences the forum should be made of absences... :)
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Macallan on 2014-03-30, 00:32:37

I'm not really seeing how that follows. If I used a Raspberry Pi on my home connection things might be a bit slow -- a Cubieboard2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubieboard#Cubieboard2), on the other hand... -- but why exactly would the connection be so bad?

I just got a Cubieboard3 :right:
The problem with the RPi is that the only way to connect any kind of storage ( other than the SD card ) is USB, and the on-chip USB controller is a bit ... special. Also, the onboard Ethernet port is just a USB chip. The Cubieboards on the other hand have on-chip Ethernet and SATA-II.
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: ersi on 2015-02-15, 11:29:18
Was there a downtime again yesterday?
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Luxor on 2015-02-15, 12:12:23
Was there a downtime again yesterday?

I didn't notice any problems at my end.
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Macallan on 2015-02-15, 13:35:17

Was there a downtime again yesterday?

Something was wrong, for a while I got nothing but a blank page.
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Frenzie on 2015-02-15, 13:58:24
When I tried to access the site this morning I got a white page. Nothing seemed off, so I deleted the server-side cache and that fixed it. I have no idea what it was.

Edit: clarification, it was the server-side cache I deleted.
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: ersi on 2015-02-15, 16:02:31
For me too it was just a white page, not a disconnection or anything.
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Frenzie on 2015-02-15, 16:06:54
Sorry, I was unclear. It's the forum's cache I deleted, not my browser's.
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Macallan on 2015-02-16, 02:22:15

Sorry, I was unclear. It's the forum's cache I deleted, not my browser's.

I guess <software> choking on its own cache is just too damn familiar ;)
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Frenzie on 2015-02-16, 09:10:33
Ayup. :D
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Luxor on 2015-04-09, 12:27:49
Was I the only one who had problems yesterday?
I came to the forum, read the new posts, deleted a spam post and after that I couldn't get the site to load again. Couldn't troubleshoot it as I had visitors, but numerous attempts to load the site were met with failure.
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Frenzie on 2015-04-09, 16:32:32
I didn't notice anything.
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Luxor on 2015-04-09, 17:09:56
Guess it was something at my end then. Maybe it was an ISP issue, though it didn't seem to affect any other site.
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: jax on 2015-04-13, 07:00:39
I've had a temporary glitch (database too busy to chat with SMF), but nothing a reload wouldn't solve.
Title: Re: Downtime
Post by: Luxor on 2015-04-13, 11:25:45
I've had a temporary glitch (database too busy to chat with SMF),

I've had that a couple of times too. I'm convinced my problem was an ISP issue, maybe a bad IP or suchlike.