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Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Problem?!

Charem

The Vorish Firelizard
I mean, seriously. It was rather slow all yesterday, got progressively worse, and now it takes 45 minutes to load one page. FORTY-FIVE MINUTES. I timed it. And FA is the only website plagued with this problem...all other websites open just fine, so it's now my connection.

So....why hasn't anybody else posted anything about this?? Am I seriously the ONLY ONE with this problem? ...Well, I do know one other person was experiencing the same, but... Gah, this is insanity...

Does ANYONE have any info about this? I would like to know what the fudge is going on.
 

Emil

Roll Fizzlebeef
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

Im experiencing no problems whatsoever
 

mammagamma

WOBBLEWOBBLEWOBBLE
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

I got it happening for me, too. omg fa wats goin on
 

riosaris

Member
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

Happening here too. :(
 

BlackRat

Black Fennec ^_^
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

Takes about 3-5 minutes per page for me unless there's been no new posts since I last openned it, only happening recently.
 

Bane Keldare

New Member
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

I am also having this problem. It essentially loads everything but a tiny piece according to the load bar, but I get nothing, even after 5 minutes of waiting.
 

Quiet269

Member
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

no issue here
 

Dragoneer

Site Developer
Site Director
Administrator
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

One thing you can try to do is a Tracert to see if there are any servers lagging between you and FA.

Windows 95 to Vista
1) Press Windows Key + R
2) Type in CMD
3) Type in tracert www.furaffinity.net and hit enter.

OSX
1) Click Finder > Applications > Utilities > Command
2) Type traceroute www.furaffinity.net

It'll tell you if any server between and FA is lagging.
 

mammagamma

WOBBLEWOBBLEWOBBLE
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

Ok so I have a list of 16 servers. (1st of which tells me it timed out)

What am I supposed to look out for?

How do I fix?

Is it possible for me to fix? >_>

*clueless*
 

tacticalsnake

Porno Cowboy
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

I know two of the servers came up with astrisks in the middle of what looks like load times...? But I don't know what that means. :<
 
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Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

Yeah can't use the site here. Started to lag late last night and I figured that it was just US furs waking up but apparently that wasn't the case. :X

Edit: seems to load just fine if I use a proxy?
 
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Dragoneer

Site Developer
Site Director
Administrator
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

Ok so I have a list of 16 servers. (1st of which tells me it timed out)

What am I supposed to look out for?

How do I fix?

Is it possible for me to fix? >_>

*clueless*
If the very first node is timing out that means there is problem locally preventing you from accessing FA. Generally, that means the connection between you and your router/modem are, for whatever reason, not completing.

Try rebooting your router/modem? Do you have any firewalls, ad blockers, spam bots, etc loaded that would be intercepting/modifying your data in any way?
 

Charem

The Vorish Firelizard
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

Did the ping thing...wish I even knew what pings -are-...16 and 17 timed out, and the others seem to be relatively slow, I guess.

Screenshot: http://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/12/52/68/41/pings10.png

Okay, so according to what I'm hearing, FA's servers are having trouble with our individual connection...but (at least) 8 of us are having problems all at the same time?... I don't think our connections are to blame...this is too coincidental for that. And have any of us ever had this problem before? Not being able to access the site while most people could? I know I haven't.

I'm asking for further investigation into this...or at least a way to 'sync up' FA's servers to our connection. We know the pings, but what do we do with the information?

EDIT: Thanks Dragoneer. I'm going to try a few things and see if they work. I'll post an update soon.
 

Dragoneer

Site Developer
Site Director
Administrator
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

Did the ping thing...wish I even knew what pings -are-...16 and 17 timed out, and the others seem to be relatively slow, I guess.

Screenshot: http://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/12/52/68/41/pings10.png
Whatever servers you have before you hit FA (*ironpath.net) are not responding swiftly, generating "Request time out". there's your problem. It's whatever nodes lay between you, Level 3 and Ironpath. That's what's causing the site to go down for. Unfortunately, it's not an FA issue. However your connection is routed to FA is currently experiencing problems.

For reference, here's a copy of my Tracert.

1 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms Wireless_Broadband_Router.home [192.168.1.1]
2 22 ms 21 ms 21 ms L100.VFTTP-53.WASHDC.verizon-gni.net [71.178.224.1]
3 21 ms 21 ms 21 ms P1-3.LCR-01.WASHDC.verizon-gni.net [130.81.60.44]
4 24 ms 24 ms 24 ms 130.81.17.197
5 24 ms 24 ms 24 ms 10gigabitethernet1-3.core1.ash1.he.net [209.51.161.33]
6 24 ms 24 ms 24 ms gige-g13-1-0.gsr12416.ash.he.net [72.52.92.6]
7 24 ms 25 ms 24 ms paratech-lis.gw.lightning.net [216.66.0.250]
8 25 ms 25 ms 25 ms 66.112.208.6
9 25 ms 25 ms 24 ms 66-112-210-126.ironpath.net [66.112.210.126]

Edit: seems to load just fine if I use a proxy?
That's because a proxy routes your data differently to the FA servers.
 

X

The Monster Under Your Bed
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

loads for me in 5 seconds. no problems whatsoever.
 

Skee

eekS
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

I'm having problems too, no time outs, pings all <=100, 15 routes, and still no dice on the website. Rebooted router, cleaned DNS up, done everything I can think of (Although I'm no Netspert), yet nothin'. HALP!
 

Charem

The Vorish Firelizard
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

Alright. Tried disabling/re-enabling my firewall, turning off my modem, disconnecting my modem (both electronically and physically d/c'd it), and turning off my computer. None of this worked.

Whatever servers you have before you hit FA (*ironpath.net) are not responding swiftly, generating "Request time out". there's your problem. It's whatever nodes lay between you, Level 3 and Ironpath. That's what's causing the site to go down for. Unfortunately, it's not an FA issue. However your connection is routed to FA is currently experiencing problems.

So all these servers are sort of a route that my connection needs to travel to connect to FA, I take it? Then why would these two mystery servers fail all of a sudden? I imagine this 'route' has remained the same ever since I began browsing FA with this current connection? I've never switched service providers or changed out modems or anything...

Is there a way for me to fix this?

I don't believe my connection was ever routed differently to FA recently. I have no conscious knowledge of this happening. But if I must re-route it all, I'd like to know how one goes about doing that.
 
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mammagamma

WOBBLEWOBBLEWOBBLE
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

If the very first node is timing out that means there is problem locally preventing you from accessing FA. Generally, that means the connection between you and your router/modem are, for whatever reason, not completing.

Try rebooting your router/modem? Do you have any firewalls, ad blockers, spam bots, etc loaded that would be intercepting/modifying your data in any way?
No firewalls, no nothing.

Also, it's a shared connection, so fiddling with the router is impossible (it's located in my landlord's room... who isn't here). =/

Although rebooting the router seems silly because every other site works fine other than FA's mainsite.
 

Kimmerset

Banned
Banned
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

I mean, seriously. It was rather slow all yesterday, got progressively worse, and now it takes 45 minutes to load one page. FORTY-FIVE MINUTES. I timed it. And FA is the only website plagued with this problem...all other websites open just fine, so it's now my connection.

Problem exists between keyboard and user. :p

I would have long given up and just gone elsewhere for a while.

On that note, I also had troubles with FA last night. Very long load times.
 

fx1

Member
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

Same here, furaffinity.net does not connect. Until it is fixed just use some proxy, http://www.youhide.com/ for example.
 

ArielMT

'Net Help Desk
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

No issues here, but my traceroute results are strange:

arielmt@cleos-cat:~$ traceroute www.furaffinity.net
traceroute to www.furaffinity.net (66.112.210.126), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 home (192.168.0.1) 5.708 ms 5.315 ms 11.550 ms
2 65.113.122.1.gilanet.com (65.113.122.1) 34.703 ms 42.561 ms 46.482 ms
3 65.113.120.245.gilanet.com (65.113.120.245) 74.072 ms 79.892 ms 83.907 ms
4 phn-edge-06.inet.qwest.net (63.230.183.21) 103.556 ms 109.399 ms 119.227 ms
5 phn-core-02.inet.qwest.net (205.171.12.81) 127.164 ms 128.998 ms 136.847 ms
6 * lap-brdr-03.inet.qwest.net (67.14.22.74) 161.451 ms 149.007 ms
7 63.146.27.34 (63.146.27.34) 153.085 ms 63.146.27.38 (63.146.27.38) 76.245 ms 68.178 ms
8 vlan69.csw1.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (4.68.20.62) 87.870 ms vlan99.csw4.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (4.68.20.254) 93.732 ms vlan69.csw1.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (4.68.20.62) 90.199 ms
9 ae-83-83.ebr3.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (4.69.137.41) 105.473 ms 109.493 ms ae-93-93.ebr3.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (4.69.137.45) 111.802 ms
10 ae-4.ebr4.Washington1.Level3.net (4.69.132.82) 174.346 ms 188.090 ms 192.013 ms
11 ae-84-84.csw3.Washington1.Level3.net (4.69.134.186) 207.776 ms ae-94-94.csw4.Washington1.Level3.net (4.69.134.190) 213.682 ms ae-84-84.csw3.Washington1.Level3.net (4.69.134.186) 216.061 ms
12 ae-21-79.car1.Washington1.Level3.net (4.68.17.67) 219.812 ms 223.582 ms ae-31-89.car1.Washington1.Level3.net (4.68.17.131) 159.465 ms
13 fe-4-1.core1.ash.va.ironpath.net (63.210.41.158) 155.525 ms 155.752 ms 159.629 ms
14 66.112.208.6 (66.112.208.6) 153.302 ms 157.517 ms 168.992 ms
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arielmt@cleos-cat:~$


Despite being able to use FA without issues, my traces disappear just after entering IronPath Networks via Level3 Communications.
 

Charem

The Vorish Firelizard
Re: Site Grinding to Nearly a Halt, All But Unusable...and Nobody Else Has This Probl

Same here, furaffinity.net does not connect. Until it is fixed just use some proxy, http://www.youhide.com/ for example.

Tried the proxy you provided. Also inputted many proxy addresses (here: http://www.proxy4free.com/page1.html ) into my Firefox and told it to use said proxies...no dice, either way.

The proxy fix doesn't seem to be working, in other words...

Kimmerset said:
Problem exists between keyboard and user.

I would have long given up and just gone elsewhere for a while.

On that note, I also had troubles with FA last night. Very long load times.

Heh. Funny thing is, it's 8 AM over here right now. I've been trying to solve this problem all night.
 
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