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522 errors

trionicb

Member
Hello folks,

Getting 522 error on random images. But only on some images. See attached for example. No matter how much I refresh I keep getting this error. Started seeing last night. I've cleared cache and cookies and I've relogged in, no effect.

Cheers
 

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Ank57

Big Pikachu
i'm seeing only ~39000 users online, the usual for FA so it might be stuff on your end?
 

trionicb

Member
When you see an error between cloudflare and the host it's usually either a hosting issue or a backend provider issue. What I find interest is that it will happen consistently with certain files. The screenshot I've attached shows one post in particular, I've tried reloading it several times and it failed with the same error. However other posts load in a blink of an eye. I've tried with IE and Chrome, same problem. It started after the latest DDOS attack on Apr 2...
 

scaurus

New Member
=" I've tried reloading it several times and it failed with the same error. However other posts load in a blink of an eye. I've tried with IE and Chrome, same problem. It started after the latest DDOS attack on Apr 2...

This describes my experience exactly. 522 errors started for me yesterday, April 3.
 

RoudyRaccoon

New Member
Having the same issue, getting 522 errors on specific items, it's connectivity issue for sure on the host side.
 

manzilla

New Member
Same exact issue here as well. Using a VPN solves the problem. Seems to be a Canada-specific issue.
Also, if you need a free VPN, I'd recommend the Opera browser.
 

ElCid

Member
Or maybe staff could work on actually addressing and fixing the problem that's been going on for nearly 42 hours now and only began 24 hours AFTER recovery from the latest attack instead of leaving it and forcing us to download and use a different browser and a VPN in order to use one particular site.
 

manzilla

New Member
Maybe "solves the problem" was worded badly. It circumvents the issue for the time being while we wait for FA's staff to figure out what's causing these 522 errors.
 

ElCid

Member
Not much of a solution for someone who can't and doesn't even want to download and use those things just for a single site. I just really hope staff actually takes notice soon and does something about it, cause from what I've seen, they aren't even aware it's happening.
 

trionicb

Member
I've opened a ticket and pinged them on Twitter, it's Sunday and they're all volunteers so at some point you gotta cut them some slack.
 

ElCid

Member
You're right, and I know, it's just been a bit stressful for me personally on top of all the stress the whole pandemic situation has built up, especially with this irrational worry biting at me that the affected pics and thumbnails could get corrupted or the problem might not be fixable...
 

Toby_Morpheus

Hello, Proto
Can someone verify that VPNs work by opening known 522 pages multiple times in a browser with no VPN and a browser with one?
 

Linebreaker13

New Member
Can someone verify that VPNs work by opening known 522 pages multiple times in a browser with no VPN and a browser with one?

Can confirm. None of my browsers work, and asked a friend a few cities over, his didn't work either.

Hopped on a random VPN for a US server, checked my profile and individual pages, they all loaded. (Some thumbnails won't load but the actual page will, some thumbnails will load but their images won't in full view, but will in minimal view. All works under VPN.)
 

Toby_Morpheus

Hello, Proto
Can confirm. None of my browsers work, and asked a friend a few cities over, his didn't work either.

Hopped on a random VPN for a US server, checked my profile and individual pages, they all loaded. (Some thumbnails won't load but the actual page will, some thumbnails will load but their images won't in full view, but will in minimal view. All works under VPN.)
That's weird.
I don't mess with VPNs much.
Anyone know why this would work?
 

quoting_mungo

Well-Known Member
If it’s regional, as you guys seem to have determined, it’s probably an issue on Cloudflare’s end or somewhere between your local Cloudflare server and FA. No idea how or why such a specific issue restricted to only particular submissions would have cropped up, but, yeah. It appears highly unlikely that the issue is on FA’s end. If I’m right about that, the most they’d be able to do is tell Cloudflare.

Y’all having the issue could probably help with any troubleshooting by determining whether you’re all having issues with the same submissions. That’s just conjecture on my part, though.
 

kiroku

Active Member
This is interesting. From your picture it looks like it's having trouble connecting to their CDN domain. I was able to access that CDN link (nsfw lol) from the US and multiple CA IPs. I also tried out FurAffinity VPN'd into Canada.

This could be a deeper issue within the site. I'll try to play around with it and think about it some more. If you have any other details that might be helpful.

Edit: You can always try to tracerout the URL you're having issues to see where exactly the issue occurs on its way from your browser to the image on the server.
 
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Toby_Morpheus

Hello, Proto
Does anyone know the hardware specs of FA?
I imagine it's bigger than a single stack in someone's basement.

DDOS could have broken something and caused some information to load incorrectly.
Wish I knew more about networking at a time like this.
I'm still stumped on how a VPN mitigates some of these issues.
 

ElCid

Member
That really isn't helping my anxiety about pics and thumbnails getting corrupted, thanks...

And yeah, up to half of the thumbnails on any given page won't load now, there are new pics I can't even look at because they won't load in preview or full size, this is getting ridiculous and I SERIOUSLY hope this gets addressed and fixed very soon, we`re coming up on three days of this now...
 

Toby_Morpheus

Hello, Proto
That really isn't helping my anxiety about pics and thumbnails getting corrupted, thanks...

And yeah, up to half of the thumbnails on any given page won't load now, there are new pics I can't even look at because they won't load in preview or full size, this is getting ridiculous and I SERIOUSLY hope this gets addressed and fixed very soon, we`re coming up on three days of this now...
I used to admin a private gaming server and stuff like this occasionally happened. User accounts getting messed up due to this or that. Didn't have the best security because it was small like its userbase but sometimes people just wanna mess with you.

If something like this happened to me, worst case scenario is a rollback assuming that the backups aren't corrupted.
That assumes that anything is corrupted at all. Could be that the different stacks are having a tough time communicating and just need to be rebooted.

Has FA proper been completely shut down since this started?
 

Toby_Morpheus

Hello, Proto
Probably not, seeing as they have yet to even address that the issue exists.
Ah, this was just reported here Saturday. That's probably why.
Might get a response today.

Here's hoping.
 

ElCid

Member
I think maybe more people need to send in reports about it, just in case they don't see the first one or don't think it's as big of an issue as it is.
 

Toby_Morpheus

Hello, Proto
You send a support ticket through the main page?

Also, I just logged in for the first time in forever. I'm not seeing any problems.
Not running any VPNs. Current version Firefox browser.
 

yak

Site Developer
Staff member
Administrator
Could you please tell me more about your internet connections.
What kind of internet are you using? Cellular, public WiFi, residential, etc?
Is your internet connection shared with other people who might also be FA users?
Are you using a VPN or a proxy to access the site?

Due to the wave of recent DDoS attacks some strict(er) limitations have been put in place to prevent the attacks from having too much of an impact, but they might indeed be too strict and require adjustments.
Some adjustments have just been made which might help the issue. Could you please reply whether you're seeing an improvement in image loading stability, whether you are still experiencing issues with that, and to what degree did the situation improve since the last time (if any)?
 

ElCid

Member
Well, in my case, residential wifi, no shared FA connection, no VPN or proxy, and absolutely nothing has changed, everything that wasn't showing up still isn't.
 
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