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Message 7891 - Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | 18:41:18 UTC
Last modified: 19 Sep 2008 | 19:01:46 UTC

Pirates@Home is having problems with our connection to the Internet. There are delays of 3000 to 5000 ms (that's 3 to 5 seconds!) on outbound traffic, including ping and DNS lookups, and packet loss of around 40%. Inbound doesn't seem to be suffering. As a result, you may find visiting the site slow and painful. (Perhaps we should add this to the list of punishments, along with Misfit?)

The ISP is aware of this problem, and in fact help diagnose that the problem is between them and the modem. They are sending out a tech, but not until Tuesday. (I'll bet the problem is found and fixed somewhere along the route by then.)

I'm going to keep the work generator going, because delays and packet loss will cause slower connections, but should not cause lost work. We shall see if that's true...



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Message 7892 - Posted: 20 Sep 2008 | 2:38:43 UTC - in response to Message 7891.

This be disgustin` Thar be nothin` lower than piratin` buccanneer packets.
Th' ISP ortin` ta be ashamed. An` t` nay be able t` sober up until Toosdee? Amateurs!
We`ll let `t slide ... this time. Arrr!

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Message 7894 - Posted: 20 Sep 2008 | 8:08:50 UTC

Seems all is well again. Site is corresponding fast again!
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Message 7895 - Posted: 20 Sep 2008 | 13:10:56 UTC - in response to Message 7894.

Kalessin wrote:
Seems all is well again. Site is corresponding fast again!

Yes, they seem to have found and fixed the problem sometime during the night.

Or perhaps it was just a pirate attack, and now that the day is over...?

In any case, ping times are now low and no packet loss, so we are back.

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