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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
For the past few hours, my browser locks up (Not Responding) every 10-15mins on AVS and the only way out is to re-boot. The task bar says "Reading www.avsads.com" Using FireFox 2.0.0.11
post #2 of 25
Thread Starter 
And, now, again. This time the line says "Transferring data from ads.adbrite.com"
post #3 of 25
Sounds like an isp routing issue as those are in different locations.
post #4 of 25
The Toyota shockwave flash ad is probably the problem with Firefox
Previously it was the Intel Snowmen flash ad
The Flash Ad itself is the problem regardless of the source
Someone's doing a really bad job with some of those ads
post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks. I am forced to use IE here at home but, for some reason, FF works fine at the office. Too bad about the ads; I never see them. ;-)
post #6 of 25
Nice to be back.
post #7 of 25
Being down had nothing to do with the same issues in this thread. Just an FYI. But yes, good indeed.
post #8 of 25
Thats a bummer about the server problems David.

Damn, there would have been a lot of people going through AVS withdrawals, myself included, if there would have been a long term shutdown.

You are doing great work, regardless of the problems.
post #9 of 25
Thanks. Do not usually have issues like this and this should not have happened. It is kind of unheard of, but we lost 3 of our 4 RAID drives at the same time! 3 drives failed! Poof! No choice but to add in new drives and go to the nightly backup. Major bummer and very, very weird.
post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Bott View Post

It is kind of unheard of, but we lost 3 of our 4 RAID drives at the same time! 3 drives failed! Poof!

Which RAID configuration are you running David- if you don't mind me asking?
... And I agree- the AVS Forum crew is doing a fantastic job!!
post #11 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Bott View Post

Sounds like an isp routing issue as those are in different locations.

For several days in early January, Firefox would hang when i clicked on a thread title, or clicked reply or quote, or clicked subscribe to this thread - it would take like 15-20 seconds for the page to load, and while it was waiting to load the progress bar at the bottom would display various messages such as:

waiting for c11.statcounter.com

transferring data from c11.statcounter.com

transferrring data from m1.2mdn.net

read m1.2mdn.net

waiting for images.avs.com

connecting to google.analytics.com

read www.mitsubishi-hometheater.com . . . . .

read.spe.atdmt.com

transferring data from avsads.com

And there were some others that i didn't log . . . . .

The problem did go away around Jan 8th, but for several days it was a constant problem and that's when i noted the offending messages in my progress bar. Maybe this will help you determine exactly what caused the slowdown during that time. It's been fine for the past month though.
post #12 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Bott View Post

Thanks. Do not usually have issues like this and this should not have happened. It is kind of unheard of, but we lost 3 of our 4 RAID drives at the same time! 3 drives failed! Poof! No choice but to add in new drives and go to the nightly backup. Major bummer and very, very weird.

I don't know how such things work, but could it have been an attack that caused the failures?

The reason i ask is because yesterday on hidefforum dot com, there was a new subscriber with the screen name of rodgerse that posted huge picture files in 14 posts that made it almost impossible to read the forums there. He was apparently reported immediately, and the moderator deleted his huge posts and banned the user. I can't remember ever seeing that happen on that forum before yesterday. Then in the same afternoon AVS went down.

Is it possible that this guy somehow caused the AVS failure? It just seems to coincidental to me since this rodgerse user was attacking hidefforum at the same time that AVS went down.

http://highdefforum.com/showpost.php...75&postcount=4

http://highdefforum.com/showthread.p...475#post516475
post #13 of 25
Randy...

All the URLS you listed are not on the same network as we are except for avsads and images.avsforum.com. The others are for site stats and other ad networks. As such, if your ISP is having a path issue to get to them, it will make for such an issue. (Like a highway exit that is now closed and you need to go around the long way or a bottleneck occurs.)

In regards to your second post, No, this was a hardware failure.
post #14 of 25
Are we down again?
Anything users can do to help?
post #15 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

.....The reason i ask is because yesterday on hidefforum dot com, there was a new subscriber with the screen name of rodgerse that posted huge picture files in 14 posts that made it almost impossible to read the forums there. He was apparently reported immediately, and the moderator deleted his huge posts and banned the user. I can't remember ever seeing that happen on that forum before yesterday. Then in the same afternoon AVS went down.

Is it possible that this guy somehow caused the AVS failure? It just seems to coincidental to me since this rodgerse user was attacking hidefforum at the same time that AVS went down. ....

I wonder if it was this guy: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=989569
post #16 of 25
*****WARNING****
Do NOT click on the previous post if you have a slower internet conx, it will hang your PC!
post #17 of 25
Above thread removed for it really and no reason to even have been posted.
post #18 of 25
Thread Starter 
OK. It is still happening every time I use FireFox and on all of my 3 ISPs. Hangs sooner or later, every time. Must switch to IE for AVS each time. This time, just 3 minutes ago, it hung with the message: "Waiting for C11.statcounter.com" It's a pain.
post #19 of 25
This is 100% an ISP issue reaching that site.
post #20 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Bott View Post

This is 100% an ISP issue reaching that site.

All 3 ISPs? All lock up with FF and not with IE. Very surprising.
post #21 of 25
If you are accessing the site from one area, then yes, all 3 ISP's can take the same route. It could be ONE router in the route that is congested, as such making the issue you see.

If we had a major issue like this, we would be flooded with notes on it. We see over 170,000 unique people a day. It is just an issue that does not come up.

Then again, I may have misspoken, for you mentioned if you switch to IE all is well. This can point then to an issue with the PC or FireFox.

You may also care to run a trace route to C11.statcounter.com and also to www.avsforum.com and see what you may see in regards to response times. That will show if it is a rote issue.
post #22 of 25
Thread Starter 
I am afraid that such an effort (trace route) is beyond me. The ISPs are not in the same area as I use nyu.com at the office, earthlink.net some miles away at my apartment and att/snet in the next state on weekends.

I can continue to use IE but I would rather not.
post #23 of 25
So if all is well in IE, then it does sound like an PC issue or FF issue. Try reinstalling FF.
post #24 of 25
one thing you could try is clear the cache in FF

there is a setting in FF that I use:

tools/options/privacy:

select cache in private data settings and check the box: always clear my private data when closing FF
post #25 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by markrubin View Post

one thing you could try is clear the cache in FF

there is a setting in FF that I use:

tools/options/privacy:

select cache in private data settings and check the box: always clear my private data when closing FF

Thanks. I will give that a shot.
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