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Message 1261212 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 18:59:58 UTC
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For nearly a month now, those of us in the UK have been having very slow connections to the Seti website in the States. It often disappears for 20 minutes at a time, then it takes another 3 or 4 minutes to post anything, or move from thread to thread, or forum to forum. It is logically either a UK/USA link problem, or a Berkeley end problem. What I can say is that 2 out of the 4 UK backbone links are down, and the other 2 aren't exactly firing on all 6 cylinders.

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Message 1261224 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 19:21:39 UTC - in response to Message 1261212.

For nearly a month now, those of us in the UK have been having very slow connections to the Seti website in the States. It often disappears for 20 minutes at a time, then it takes another 3 or 4 minutes to post anything, or move from thread to thread, or forum to forum. It is logically either a UK/USA link problem, or a Berkeley end problem. What I can say is that 2 out of the 4 UK backbone links are down, and the other 2 aren't exactly firing on all 6 cylinders.

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...no problems for me. The occasional sow down (as reported by many others at certain times), but for the most part its been fine. Perhaps I'm just used to Scottish broadband speeds!

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Message 1261235 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 19:48:28 UTC

Perhaps I'm just used to Scottish broadband speeds!

Hiyah Area 51 Esq. I have BT Infinity at 40+ Mbs download, and still get the problem. Should I be pouring the scotch in the router or the DVD tray?

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Message 1261242 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 19:54:58 UTC - in response to Message 1261235.
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Perhaps I'm just used to Scottish broadband speeds!

Hiyah Area 51 Esq. I have BT Infinity at 40+ Mbs download, and still get the problem. Should I be pouring the scotch in the router or the DVD tray?

I think you misspelled something there. We spell it M O U T H over here. ;)

There was some intermittent slowness, but I think that had more to do with them reconfiguring the message board. Everything is working on my end.
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Message 1261245 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 19:57:36 UTC - in response to Message 1261235.

Perhaps I'm just used to Scottish broadband speeds!

Hiyah Area 51 Esq. I have BT Infinity at 40+ Mbs download, and still get the problem. Should I be pouring the scotch in the router or the DVD tray?


Well those speeds beat the pants off anything I could ever dream of getting up here!!!! I'm on a bog standard BT broadband contract - in a rural area - and those twisted pairs must be singing to give me what I get (which is less than 1/4 of your download peak).

I haven't tried pouring the Golden juice into the router - perhaps I should!!! Most of my 'slowdowns' appear to be dirty memory - fixed by a reboot. Given your background, I suspect that you are experiencing problems, but I don't think its that infamous transatlantic link. Perhaps something more local...




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Message 1261250 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 20:02:32 UTC

Not any massive continuous slowdown here either, just the occasional slow response of the msg boards... and mine has to go from the Isle of Man to the UK then out!


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Message 1261252 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 20:12:57 UTC

Well guys, my first thought was that it probably was my own comp or connection. But then when I talked with others in the UK, they were experiencing the same sort of slow downs as well. Previous to a month ago we didn't get this, so something somewhere seems to have changed. It's liveable with but a bit exasperating at times.

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Message 1261261 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 20:34:13 UTC - in response to Message 1261252.


experiencing same thing in Australia ...

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Message 1261263 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 20:37:55 UTC

OK, how about doing some traceroutes and seeing where you are going to get to Berkeley - and how fast (or slow).......


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Message 1261268 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 20:45:40 UTC

I see it on occasion here in Arizona, so I don't think it is anything in the wires.

I know one of the slow downs was from a bot ignoring the settings and scanning the forums, so there might be more doing the same.



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Message 1261418 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 6:36:25 UTC

I've noticed all the S@H webpages have been slow for the past 2 or 3 weeks, and I'm only about 100 miles from Berkeley.

It has been noted that the BOINC backup database on jocelyn has been falling behind the master. Normally, all the database-driven webpages, including the forums, run off the backup database, so that may be part of the problem. Matt touched on it in his latest Tech Note posting.


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Message 1263290 - Posted: 22 Jul 2012, 9:28:25 UTC

Still continuing here over the pond .....

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Message 1263301 - Posted: 22 Jul 2012, 10:45:44 UTC - in response to Message 1263290.
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Still continuing here over the pond .....

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu (i.e. everything, not just the forums) was not reachable from here (Germany, Berlin) in the past 30 minutes or so, even downforeveryoneorjustme.com reported it as down.
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Message 1263330 - Posted: 22 Jul 2012, 13:11:21 UTC

Just wondering if the DNS Changer issue has anything to do with it?


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Message 1263340 - Posted: 22 Jul 2012, 13:53:21 UTC

I have also had several periods of inability to access any pages this morning. I'm suspicious of the server that replaced Thinman after the power spike. Maybe there was a reason it was sitting around unused. Matt called it a " spare old frankenstein machine" when he put it in service with Thinman's drives.


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