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  • Have there been intermittent site outages?

    I've been noticing that this site has been unavailable for times varying from a day to a few minutes recently.

    It is the ONLY site showing this, so no it's not likely to be computer related.

    And in any case, all 3 computers, using XP, Win7 and Win 8.1 DO get to it, just not all the time.

    About 5 min ago, it was not working, and now it is working, for instance. As usual, all other sites were fine, just this one was fouled up.
    1601

    Keep eye on ball.
    Hashim Khan

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    Glad you brought this up... I lost the site from 6pm UK (about 1pm Boston) on Thursday till late Friday afternoon.

    as you say...everywhere else seemed business as usual. Downforeveryoneorjustme had it marked as down , but there did seem to be a few posts made during the time it was unavailable for me. the other village press domains were accessible , so I knew it wasn't a bulldozer this time.

    Rob

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    • #3
      I had issues previously and had put the IP address in my hosts file. That worked great until Thursday, Friday. Took it out and restarted browser and it was fine. IP address seems to have changed from before.

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      • #4
        I'll just say that it is never a surprise when this site isn't available.
        Southwest Utah

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        • #5
          Yesterday morning when I tried to access the site it was not available. Everything else that I frequent was OK so I'm thinking there is a problem here.

          Brian
          OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

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          • #6
            That, and ONE computer is now refusing to connect.

            The otehrs are fine, but for some reason today the one will connect to PM, to any other site, but NOT to this one. I can use the shortcut, or go to the VP magazine site and use their link, it's the same either way.

            I DID notice that Google/Firefox was flagging this site as an attack site. But that does not seem to bother the Win7 machine, nor the Win 8.1 machine. The XP machine has decided this site, and only this site, is non-connectable. Odd.

            That machine was connecting OK a day or so back. This site does not seem to be on any list now, and the "attack site" designation is no longer displayed.
            1601

            Keep eye on ball.
            Hashim Khan

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            • #7
              Our internet service was changed on Thursday and the disruption was supposed to be only for a few minutes, so I didn't post anything. I've been away at the Cabin Fever show and somewhat out of touch since then, so things may not have gone as smoothly as planned.
              George
              Traverse City, MI

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              • #8
                Apparently somewhere in the process something that happened marked the site as an "attack site", one that will actively send you malware.....

                In my case some piece of software added the site to "hosts", on account of it, totally blocking access with no comment.
                1601

                Keep eye on ball.
                Hashim Khan

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                • #9
                  Will pass that info one when I get back in the office on Tuesday.
                  George
                  Traverse City, MI

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                  • #10
                    The marking seems to be gone now, so you may not need to bother....
                    1601

                    Keep eye on ball.
                    Hashim Khan

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                    • #11
                      I could not get on this morning about 4:00 A.M. Never thought much about it, thought it is something on my end, but didn't have trouble getting on other sites.

                      Sarge

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                      • #12
                        Is the forum having work done overnight US time?.

                        The last few mornings uk time , I have been unable to contact the site, although I can trace the path all the way to 12.150.35.100..... but by noon uk ...its back working again.

                        Rob

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MrSleepy View Post
                          Is the forum having work done overnight US time?.

                          The last few mornings uk time , I have been unable to contact the site, although I can trace the path all the way to 12.150.35.100..... but by noon uk ...its back working again.

                          Rob
                          No work that I'm aware of, but that doesn't mean much. I too had problems this morning around 5 and emailed IT. Haven't heard anything back yet. Sounds like it's been going on for a bit, I'll let them know.
                          George
                          Traverse City, MI

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                          • #14
                            I regularly get timeouts when trying to connect to HSM mid-morning Central European Time. I suspect the hosting centre has a maintenance or power-cycle scheduled for sometime in the US nighttime.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MrSleepy View Post
                              Is the forum having work done overnight US time?.

                              The last few mornings uk time , I have been unable to contact the site, although I can trace the path all the way to 12.150.35.100..... but by noon uk ...its back working again.

                              Rob
                              It is frequently unreachable shortly after midnight, Pacific Coast time. The database that holds all the posts has to be frozen for a time while the data tables are dumped to disk for backup and I always assumed that was the cause. It happens on my own web servers, too. High end database servers can be put into logging mode during table dumps for business continuance but commodity servers lack some of those business essentials.

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