Site is unusually kind of slowish...

By Broni
Oct 6, 2013
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  1. I thought it was something temporary when I've noticed it couple of days ago.
    This board has been always the fastest board from all I visit.
    Not so since couple of days ago.
    Pages don't load as fast and sometime I have to click twice on "Post reply" button to get my reply posted.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,410   +213

    There was a period two or three days ago when response was very slow but for me it's been fine for awhile now.
  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,519   +311

    To be honest, I was feeling the site was sluggish the other day as well, but with my ISP acting up all the time I wasn't sure if it was all in my head. I test all the time with webpagetest.org and it appeared ok. Please do report back if you feel something is off.
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Topic Starter Posts: 46,319   +252

    Seems to be OK now.
  5. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Topic Starter Posts: 46,319   +252

    Very slow today since I came home about an hour ago.
  6. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,519   +311

    We'll be resetting a few things tonight (off peak hours) to see if that's crippling the site's performance.
  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Topic Starter Posts: 46,319   +252

    Thanks Julio :)
  8. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,519   +311

    Broni, do you feel a difference starting now?
  9. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Topic Starter Posts: 46,319   +252

    Feels better :)
  10. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Topic Starter Posts: 46,319   +252

    Definitely better.
    Thanks :)
  11. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,519   +311

    I'm moving this discussion to an open forum so other members can provide feedback and let us know if they're observing issues with the site's performance.

    Thanks!
     
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,802   +1,431

    I'm experiencing so many different issues at the moment, I couldn't say one way or the other. But in general the site seems fine.
  13. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,336   +293

    Hmm always test using
    pathping www.techspot.com
    which will discover anomalies in the path to TS vs TS response time itself :)
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,802   +1,431

    Here is mine for the moment:
    Code:
    Tracing route to www.techspot.com [50.22.252.218]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:
      0  Clif~[snip]
      1  192.168.snip
      2	*		*		*
    Computing statistics for 25 seconds...
    			Source to Here  This Node/Link
    Hop  RTT	Lost/Sent = Pct  Lost/Sent = Pct  Address
      0						Clif~[snip]
    				0/ 100 =  0%  |
      1	2ms	0/ 100 =  0%	0/ 100 =  0%  192.168.snip
     
    Trace complete.
    
  15. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,336   +293

    OUCH! the last line should ALWAYS be the IP address of Techspot.com [50.22.252.218]

    If it is not, then the last line shown can not access the next node in the path --> leads to timeout and retry == > BAD performance.

    The other nightmare, is a DNS timeout attempting to translate techspot.com into its IP address(50.22.252.218)
  16. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,336   +293

    The attached is my results for PATHPING WWW.TECHSPOT.COM

    Notice: my path to TS will not be the same as yours (ie the sequence of nodes/ip addresses WILL be different)

    Two things you want to see
    1. last line IS techspot.com
    2. losses are zero or minimal
    a line that reads like
    n 16ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0%​
    is perfect while a line like
    m --- 100/ 100 =100% 100/ 100 =100%​
    is a disaster: 100% of the data is lost (or at least PING is not responding on that node)

    Code:
     
    Tracing route to www.techspot.com [50.22.252.218]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:
      0  jeffPC7 [192.168.0.5]
      1  localRouter [192.168.0.1]
      2  cpe-108-184-144-1.socal.res.rr.com [108.184.144.1]
      3  tge7-8.wlvgcabn02h.socal.rr.com [76.166.19.221]
      4  tge0-8-0-10.vnnycajz02r.socal.rr.com [72.129.13.108]
      5  agg29.tustcaft01r.socal.rr.com [72.129.13.2]
      6  ae-6-0.cr0.lax30.tbone.rr.com [66.109.6.214]
      7  ae-1-0.pr0.lax00.tbone.rr.com [66.109.6.129]
      8  te1-6.bbr01.cs01.lax01.networklayer.com [66.109.11.42]
      9  ae7.bbr01.cs01.lax01.networklayer.com [173.192.18.166]
    10  ae19.bbr01.eq01.dal03.networklayer.com [173.192.18.140]
    11  ae7.bbr02.eq01.dal03.networklayer.com [173.192.18.209]
    12  ae1.bbr01.tl01.atl01.networklayer.com [173.192.18.135]
    13  ae0.bbr01.eq01.wdc02.networklayer.com [173.192.18.152]
    14  ae0.dar02.sr01.wdc01.networklayer.com [173.192.18.203]
    15  po2.fcr02.sr01.wdc01.networklayer.com [208.43.118.151]
    16  techspot04.techspot.com [50.22.252.218]
     
    Computing statistics for 400 seconds...
    			Source to Here  This Node/Link
    Hop  RTT	Lost/Sent = Pct  Lost/Sent = Pct  Address
      0										  jeffPC7 [192.168.0.5]
    								0/ 100 =  0%  |
      1	0ms	0/ 100 =  0%	0/ 100 =  0%  localRouter [192.168.0.1]
    								0/ 100 =  0%  |
      2	9ms	0/ 100 =  0%	0/ 100 =  0%  cpe-108-184-144-1.socal.res.rr.com [108.184.144.1]
    								0/ 100 =  0%  |
      3	9ms	0/ 100 =  0%	0/ 100 =  0%  tge7-8.wlvgcabn02h.socal.rr.com [76.166.19.221]
    								0/ 100 =  0%  |
      4  12ms	0/ 100 =  0%	0/ 100 =  0%  tge0-8-0-10.vnnycajz02r.socal.rr.com [72.129.13.108]
    								0/ 100 =  0%  |
      5  14ms	0/ 100 =  0%	0/ 100 =  0%  agg29.tustcaft01r.socal.rr.com [72.129.13.2]
    								0/ 100 =  0%  |
      6  14ms	0/ 100 =  0%	0/ 100 =  0%  ae-6-0.cr0.lax30.tbone.rr.com [66.109.6.214]
    								0/ 100 =  0%  |
      7  17ms	0/ 100 =  0%	0/ 100 =  0%  ae-1-0.pr0.lax00.tbone.rr.com [66.109.6.129]
    								0/ 100 =  0%  |
      8  ---	100/ 100 =100%  100/ 100 =100%  te1-6.bbr01.cs01.lax01.networklayer.com [66.109.11.42]
    								0/ 100 =  0%  |
      9  ---	100/ 100 =100%  100/ 100 =100%  ae7.bbr01.cs01.lax01.networklayer.com [173.192.18.166]
    								0/ 100 =  0%  |
    10  ---	100/ 100 =100%  100/ 100 =100%  ae19.bbr01.eq01.dal03.networklayer.com [173.192.18.140]
    								0/ 100 =  0%  |
    11  ---	100/ 100 =100%  100/ 100 =100%  ae7.bbr02.eq01.dal03.networklayer.com [173.192.18.209]
    								0/ 100 =  0%  |
    12  ---	100/ 100 =100%  100/ 100 =100%  ae1.bbr01.tl01.atl01.networklayer.com [173.192.18.135]
    								0/ 100 =  0%  |
    13  ---	100/ 100 =100%  100/ 100 =100%  ae0.bbr01.eq01.wdc02.networklayer.com [173.192.18.152]
    								0/ 100 =  0%  |
    14  ---	100/ 100 =100%  100/ 100 =100%  ae0.dar02.sr01.wdc01.networklayer.com [173.192.18.203]
    								0/ 100 =  0%  |
    15  ---	100/ 100 =100%  100/ 100 =100%  po2.fcr02.sr01.wdc01.networklayer.com [208.43.118.151]
    								0/ 100 =  0%  |
    16  76ms	0/ 100 =  0%	0/ 100 =  0%  techspot04.techspot.com [50.22.252.218]
     
    Trace complete.
    
    the data from *.networklayer.com demonstrates PING is not responding on that node

    [note to admin:] Would have attached file ppTechspotResults.TXT but kept getting bad extension name error :( :sigh: [/note]
  17. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,802   +1,431

    I was wondering about that but didn't want to question it.
    1. What are some common reasons for this phenomenon?
    2. Could the issue causing this be on both ends?
  18. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,336   +293

    Two concerns
    1. your access to your ISP
    2. Techspot.com's access to its ISP
    Line 0 & 1 in post 16 show up this way as I have them added to my etc\hosts file so line 2 is my ISP - - it better be like
    2 9ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% cpe-108-184-144-1.socal.res.rr.com [108.184.144.1]​
    or I'll never get any good response times!

    Line 16 for TS better be good too,
    16 76ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% techspot04.techspot.com [50.22.252.218]​
    or the poor webserver will never look good to ANYONE!

    Beyond that - - it is just hopeless - - errors in nodes 3->15 are on the Internet Backbone and we (you, me, Julio, ...) can't do anything about it.

    Your post shows only 2 nodes and I assume you elected to truncate/edit the results for some reason.
  19. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,425   +617

    Cliff, you snipped your generic 192.168. address? :p


    Mine has 267ms ping on techspot.com, which is okay. Like jobear, I have 100% loss on *.networklayer.com, and *.softlayer.com.


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