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    Very slow access

    I'm getting a very slow response from this site. Between 20 and 30 seconds to access anything on the site with occasional 504 Gateway timeouts. Ping reports a round-trip time of 15ms.

    Is this already known and being investigated?

    PS. I'm using Firefox and other non-related sites have expected fast responses.

    NB When updating this post I got the error:

    Error 503 first byte timeout

    first byte timeout
    Error 54113

    Details: cache-chi-kigq8000037-CHI 1709052996 3913193284
    but the post had been updated OK.
    Last edited by 2kaud; Feb 27th, 2024 at 11:59 AM.
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    Re: Very slow access

    The slowness happens to me too. It seems something is being cooked then the page is displayed fast.
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    Re: Very slow access

    Yes we are aware.

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    Re: Very slow access

    This morning this site and the ten other sister sites have very good response times.

    Will continue to monitor.

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    Re: Very slow access

    Yes, response is much improved.
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    Re: Very slow access

    I don't know if they fixed something or if this is part of the intermittent process we've been seeing.... Time will tell.

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    Re: Very slow access

    Confirmed, very fast now
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    Re: Very slow access

    ten other sister sites
    Why not on each one provide a ribbon of links to all the others?
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    Re: Very slow access

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    I don't know if they fixed something or if this is part of the intermittent process we've been seeing.... Time will tell.
    Mayhap the Servers are running Windows?
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    Re: Very slow access

    These are computers. Fixing problems is essentially a game of whack-a-mole.

    Does that even translate across the pond? The only place I know of that game ever existing was in Chuck e Cheese restaurants, a place I never visited, so I only knew it by reputation (both the game and the establishment). It couldn't be known only from there, could it?
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    Re: Very slow access

    Quote Originally Posted by Zvoni View Post
    Mayhap the Servers are running Windows?
    Luckily we don't really care what they run.

    But the good news is that they did do a fix so in theory, these nice speeds should be here awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    These are computers. Fixing problems is essentially a game of whack-a-mole.

    Does that even translate across the pond? The only place I know of that game ever existing was in Chuck e Cheese restaurants, a place I never visited, so I only knew it by reputation (both the game and the establishment). It couldn't be known only from there, could it?
    Late reply, but the site has been working fine the last few days. And, I know about whack-a-mole from tv. :-) :-)
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    Re: Very slow access

    Intermittent slowness again today. Gateway Timeouts, Varnish Cache Server errors.

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    Re: Very slow access

    OK.

    Seems good now.

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    Re: Very slow access

    Quote Originally Posted by OptionBase1 View Post
    Intermittent slowness again today. Gateway Timeouts, Varnish Cache Server errors.
    Happening again this morning intermittently. Maybe like 1 time in 20 when accessing a page.

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    Re: Very slow access

    Same here. Had a couple of timeouts.
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    Re: Very slow access

    Reported.

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    Re: Very slow access

    The good news is that the guys actually get alarms when a lot of these Errors pop up... The bad news is that the source of the issue hasn't been discovered "yet".

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    Re: Very slow access

    The IT Guys did a "tweak" that should help.... Let me know if you see the random slowness.

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    Re: Very slow access

    Just got another Gateway Timeout.

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    Re: Very slow access

    Does clicking on View Forum Leaders mess anyone up? I get an error 503 or 504 every time on any site.
    Wi-fi went down for five minutes, so I had to talk to my family....They seem like nice people.

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    Re: Very slow access

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    Does clicking on View Forum Leaders mess anyone up? I get an error 503 or 504 every time on any site.
    If you meant "Quick Links - View Site Leaders", then i just received something "cryptic"

    Site-response

    Code:
    Cannot use assign-op operators with string offsets on line 5445 in  /var/www/html/www.vbforums.com/public_html/includes/functions.php
    #0 /var/www/html/www.vbforums.com/public_html/showgroups.php(67): cache_permissions(Array, false)
    #1 /var/www/html/www.vbforums.com/public_html/showgroups.php(151): process_showgroups_userinfo(Array)
    #2 {main}
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    Re: Very slow access

    yes - I get the same.

    I also like this from Zvoni's post

    Last edited by Zvoni; Tomorrow at 31:69 PM.

    Time travel anyone?
    Last edited by 2kaud; Mar 12th, 2024 at 06:30 AM.
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    Re: Very slow access

    Quote Originally Posted by 2kaud View Post
    yes - I get the same.

    I also like this from Zvoni's post




    Time travel anyone?
    LOL.... i still can't believe, that there are users here, who haven't figured it out.

    To quote our Boss here (Steve R Jones): "It involves tom-foolery"
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    that there are users here, who haven't figured it out
    Who said I hadn't...
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    Re: Very slow access

    I get very slow responses (up to 20 seconds) from the forum, for exemple to anwser to a thread.

    Even to answer here, I even got a 503 error.
    Error 503 first byte timeout

    first byte timeout
    Error 54113

    Details: cache-chi-kigq8000156-CHI 1714011323 446980165

    Varnish cache server
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    Quote Originally Posted by Couin View Post
    I get very slow responses (up to 20 seconds) from the forum, for exemple to anwser to a thread.

    Even to answer here, I even got a 503 error.
    Could be due to this spam attack:

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    You link/attachment gives me:
    Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator
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    Re: Very slow access

    All seems well now..
    Wi-fi went down for five minutes, so I had to talk to my family....They seem like nice people.

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    Re: Very slow access

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    All seems well now..
    That were (more or less) the final words in the last Harry Potter Book.....

    Maybe our Forum is cursed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zvoni View Post
    That were (more or less) the final words in the last Harry Potter Book.....

    Maybe our Forum is cursed?
    OH Ship.... Me thinks we were ok until YOU jinxed us.

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    Forum acts "sluggish" with the current (see post-timestamp) Spam-Attack by this "Help for Love-Problems in Iraq"-Spammer
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    Re: Very slow access

    What.....Do y.....
    Ou mean.........
    It's ............
    Slow?

    Actually the forum is fast but I get a 503 sometimes. P.E. I tried to save an edit on DB forum and poofff! 503. After a while it's fixed.
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    Re: Very slow access

    Site is slow again this morning, getting intermittent timeouts loading pages.

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    Currently speed seems intermittent. Sometimes OK, sometimes much slower....
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    Intermittently sluggish again this morning.

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    Re: Very slow access

    The 503 type of errors actually show up/are logged and are monitored by the IT guys.

    I sent them an email this morning asking if they can make the errors go away.

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    Re: Very slow access

    Sluggish again tonight, got a cache server timeout error earlier. There's an underlying slowness in general where, as you navigate the site, there is, at minimum, a consistent perceptible pause between pages. The pause sometimes is painfully long, but always seems present.

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    Multiple 504 Gateway Timeout's in the past few minutes, and when pages do load there is significant sluggishness.

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    Agree about the sluggishness.
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