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Mick
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For the last few days Dave and I have been monitoring the server and forum. We have continuously been making changes to the server config. Thus far the forum software has been performing much better than of late, since we made the changes.
Simon upgraded the forum software to the latest version and added some more logs for us to monitor.
I have had reports via JDC that there were some problems this morning. The logs show that the server has had no problems for the last 24 hours, excepting a 4 minute outage at 11.00pm last night. The problems reported would seem to be down to general network issues between them and the server rather than with the server/forum themselves.


To assist us in diagnosis will anybody suffering problems please report it on this thread and the time that it occurred, thus we can pinpoint via the logs whether it is now a server issue or general network issue.

Posted 27 Nov 2011, 14:46 #1 

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Zeb
Thanks for all your efforts...will update you as and when..:)

Posted 27 Nov 2011, 15:42 #2 

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raistlin
I believe it glitched for about five minutes at about 20:35 this evening?
Paul

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Posted 27 Nov 2011, 20:49 #3 

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Mick
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Thanks Paul, noted.

Posted 27 Nov 2011, 21:17 #4 

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Zeb
10.34PM Briefly very very slooooow loading pages..

Posted 27 Nov 2011, 22:44 #5 

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Mick
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Thanks Carl, there were no issues with the server at that time.

Posted 27 Nov 2011, 23:05 #6 

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Zeb
9.30am today, couldn't get on at all....:(

Posted 28 Nov 2011, 15:50 #7 

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Mick
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Thanks Carl, I'll check the logs for that time.

Posted 28 Nov 2011, 16:29 #8 

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Mick
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09.36-09.41 Apache reboot and another minor glitch at 12.36-12.41 exactly 3 hours apart. Gives us something else to think about, we are watching timings carefully. Can't be here the whole time so input from users is very helpful.

Posted 28 Nov 2011, 16:51 #9 

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Mick
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raistlin wrote:I believe it glitched for about five minutes at about 20:35 this evening?


Found this one, again 36 mins past the hour to 41 minutes past.

This means the problem (hence slowdown) arises a few minutes before our Apache restart script kicks in at 36 minutes past. CPU usage goes from <1% to 95% over a few minutes then our monitor invokes the restart script.

There is a pattern emerging which helps in adjusting server parameters to cope.

This does not mean any hacking is directed at us in particular. There are several other sites hosted on our server, two of which are forums albeit very small scale forums.

Posted 28 Nov 2011, 17:43 #10 

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Zeb
Just had an incident of not being able to log on (10.13 onwards) or even see the page....when I could log on I had to re-enter password and username....

Posted 29 Nov 2011, 22:25 #11 

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Ragman
22.08 i had the same but did not need to re-login when it did come back

Posted 29 Nov 2011, 22:29 #12 

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Mick
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Ta.

Posted 29 Nov 2011, 22:55 #13 

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Ragman
Same again 23.55

Posted 30 Nov 2011, 00:07 #14 

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takestock
21:49 no data received ;)
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Dave....

Posted 30 Nov 2011, 22:03 #15 

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Mick
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Thanks Dave, we watched that one develop, we'll get there in the end, one way or another. :panic:

Posted 30 Nov 2011, 22:11 #16 

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Bernard
22:20 - it all stopped for me.
I don't like signatures, they take up too much screen space.

Posted 30 Nov 2011, 22:40 #17 

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Mick
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Thanks Bernard at that time we noted a particular IP trying hack into a number of sites on the server. It has now been blocked at server level You never know.

Posted 30 Nov 2011, 22:54 #18 

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Bernard
What's the motive behind these attacks?
I don't like signatures, they take up too much screen space.

Posted 30 Nov 2011, 22:57 #19 

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Mick
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Wish I knew. These are just your run of the mill hackers trying any server in the hope there is a hole in security. Usually for nefarious reasons

Posted 30 Nov 2011, 23:35 #20 


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