You killed Kenny, you $%£$%£$%
Jeconais posted on Thursday 9th February 2006 10:40pm
Well, if not Kenny, then the server.
So, what do I call this, the jeconais-dot effect?
Far to many people tried to access at the same time last night, and the server had such a sulk that I couldn't even ssh in, and had to get it rebooted.
It looks like I'm going to have to do some upgrading.
Brandon West posted a comment on Tuesday 21st February 2006 7:26am
Lochar being me, actually. As always Jeconais, we love your stories too much it appears.
ShadeHawk posted a comment on Wednesday 15th February 2006 9:07am
It has been suggested during an IRC conversation (Lochar, Spec8472 and me) that you might want to try Coral caching aka nyud.net. Put both coral cached and local link (as fallback) to chapter.
This might help against overloading (i.e. 50x responses) the server.
Waiting for next chapter of "This Means War!"
Chrissy posted a comment on Tuesday 14th February 2006 2:29pm
I was wondering...will you ever finish "This Mean's War?" I really loved the story and it would be great if you could continue!
Victor1 posted a comment on Saturday 11th February 2006 5:28pm
i think that this is a great sign
more people are starting to realize that this is the best hp ff site out there
hope you and the other authors never stop being the best
brad posted a comment on Saturday 11th February 2006 12:37am
I'm curious as to exactly why the machine had a heart attack; you'd think/hope that mere load wouldn't be enough to bring a machine down. Was it just the networking layer that was cactus, had it (Linux?) panicked, or was the kernel itself frozen? You can't fix it by telling Apache to limit the number of connections, your MTA to reduce the number of e-mails it sends out, or finding the actual (kernel) bug? I know, I know, easy to ask, hard to actually solve.
Send out the e-mails in staggered batches? (He says, hoping that his notication would be in the first batch!)
As Treck has suggested, it might be a good idea to put it on your Yahoo group. Only problem is, I think Yahoo has a limiter that makes a group's files 'unavailable' for 24 hours if it sees too much traffic over a period of time. Messages still work, though, I think, and since you aren't using the Files area at all these days it might still be a good idea - send an e-mail to the group at the same time, ask us to go there first, and then if we have problems go to ffa? Might take the edge off the 'Tim Effect'.
Pity you don't have another machine with whom you could mirror the site, and then round-robin the DNS to both hosts to share the load or something. Pity most people don't know anything about bit torrent; I'd be happy to seed a chapter for a day or two, its size is tiny in the P2P world.
Ginger posted a comment on Friday 10th February 2006 11:18am
I do not think anyone should complain about the server going down. You have brought us the best fanfiction site, with the best authors, if there is a problem it is better than looking through crap all the time.
Dellaran posted a comment on Friday 10th February 2006 8:45am
Wow, you've now truly Arrived. You've been selfdotted!
Since I do large-scale web development for a living, I'd be quite interested to know a bit more about how you've put this site together. I also really appreciate your commitment to standards compliance. Have you ever released any of your code for public viewing?
And aside from that, thank you for the new chapter!
Treck posted a comment on Friday 10th February 2006 5:17am
I still don't know why you don't upload a chapter copy to the group for 24 hours. It would help on the load a whole bunch and give everyone a second place to read your masterpieces when they come out.
hedwig_edwiges posted a comment on Friday 10th February 2006 5:08am
The problema is the eagerness of us - poor readers - finding out that finally (!) a new chapter of Hope was up!
David Brookes posted a comment on Friday 10th February 2006 4:31am
Please do not kick yourself - this fanfiction site is one of the best I have bookmarked so that is an understandable situation. Please - keep up the good work.
mac_gin posted a comment on Friday 10th February 2006 3:49am
So when do we hear the rest of the gory details,
as in "damm we had 10,000 readers and it died"
sirus'ly, we had a server that croaked due to a 300mb e-mail incomming, but we only had 128MB of memory. Ouch
Zyloch posted a comment on Thursday 9th February 2006 11:17pm
Yep, exactly one week after your last update. That should tell you something :-)
In fact, thank God it's rebooted! I'm using your newest update as motivation to finish my homework. I'm done now, going to enjoy the story *cheers*!
quine posted a comment on Thursday 9th February 2006 10:56pm
We all just love you too much. I like your description of the server sulking. I mean, I'd say, "Oh, I keep getting a timeout when SSHing, I think the server died." I suppose this is why you're the writer and I'm not. Yay, chapter 8 is out.
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