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I just finished the upgrade about 5 minutes ago. I think I should have looked to see how many people were on before I did it, but I did it without closing the board. The latest release is 2.2.4, we were running 2.2.1 since that version there have been alot of fixes and security improvements. I also tested that the forgot your password stuff works now. :D
 

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Well, even allowing the time taken for the new routing table thingie to be established, access to the forum is running like a dog for me ... maybe it's a problem with the trans-Pacific cable - anyone know?

Basically I can get to everything and post etc, but it's sooooooo sssslllloooooowwwww

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What does your trace route look like to www.zr-7forums.com ???

I can't remember who's a geek and who is not so here are some quick instructions...

From the command prompt (dos prompt) in windows type...

tracert www.zr-7forums.com

It will look like this...

C:\>tracert www.zr-7forums.com

If you want to output it to a file, put a space after the address then a >c:\filename.txt this will put a text file in the root of you C drive showing the trace route. This can be useful if your ISP is having a routing problem or somthing worse.

Example...

C:\>tracert www.zr-7forums.com >c:\mytrace.txt

Tracing route to zr-7forums.com [198.92.205.11]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <10 ms <10 ms 10 ms SALS31.SALS.EDU [198.175.242.254]

2 50 ms 50 ms 20 ms Loopback0.GW11.NYC1.ALTER.NET [137.39.3.177]

3 <10 ms 10 ms 10 ms 585.at-5-0-0.XR2.NYC1.ALTER.NET [152.63.29.190]

4 10 ms 10 ms 10 ms 308.at-1-2-0.XR2.NYC9.ALTER.NET [152.63.27.229]

5 <10 ms 10 ms 10 ms 0.so-2-1-0.XL2.NYC9.ALTER.NET [152.63.23.141]

6 <10 ms 10 ms 21 ms POS7-0.BR1.NYC9.ALTER.NET [152.63.18.221]

7 10 ms 10 ms 10 ms p7-2.nycmny1-cr10.bbnplanet.net [4.0.6.141]

8 <10 ms 20 ms <10 ms p1-0.nycmny1-nbr2.bbnplanet.net [4.24.8.169]

9 10 ms 10 ms 10 ms p9-0.phlapa1-br1.bbnplanet.net [4.24.10.177]

10 30 ms 30 ms 30 ms p9-0.iplvin1-br1.bbnplanet.net [4.24.10.182]

11 30 ms 30 ms 30 ms p15-0.iplvin1-br2.bbnplanet.net [4.24.10.154]

12 60 ms 51 ms 60 ms p9-0.crtntx1-br1.bbnplanet.net [4.24.10.213]

13 50 ms 60 ms 50 ms p15-0.crtntx1-br2.bbnplanet.net [4.24.10.114]

14 50 ms 50 ms 50 ms p1-0.dllstx1-cr2.bbnplanet.net [4.24.5.86]

15 60 ms 161 ms 50 ms p1-0.dllstx1-cr4.bbnplanet.net [4.24.5.78]

16 60 ms 60 ms 60 ms s0.ctech.bbnplanet.net [4.25.59.130]

17 60 ms 60 ms 60 ms www.ductape.net [198.92.205.11]

Trace complete.

As you can see none of my ping times are outrageous or timed out. If the #'s were high it could help indicate where the problem was. It may just be that the propogation of the DNS hasn't made it to your side of the pond compleetly yet.

Hope I helped?

Chris
 

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Wow, thanks Chris, this will help. I've only just seen your post since it's so hard now for me to get on.

Is this bad (see screenshot below - couldn't get file output to work) ??
 

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I have done some trace route's to most of the IP hops in your route. I can stay around 240ms (+ or -) for all of them execpt for #6 (203.202.143.222) at which point my ping times shoot up to the 400 to 500+ range.

Looks like 240 is about adverage for getting to your side of the pond (it is the other side of the planet ya know) But the 203.202.143.222 hop could be badly over loaded or have errors.

It looks like part of your ISP's network (optusnet.com.au) same domain as hop #2. I would send your traces to your ISP's tech support and explain the problem (send 3 or so bad ones). As their coustomer they should respond to your requests. Tell them as close as possiable when it started too. It may have been somthing they did to a router and could be an easy fix.

It looks like one of their routers so they should be able to look at the logs and tell if it is overloaded, errors, or a configuration problem.

When we have such problems where I work we contact our ISP. They never really admit there is a problem but it magically goes away.

Let me know how you make out!!! (I am such a geek)

Chris the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Assiocate)
 

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Thanks Chris - a huge help.

Unfortunately our IT mgr is on leave at the moment so I will have wait until he returns.

But I might be able to get some action on the home front (same ISP, namely Optus).
 

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OK, this morning (at work) I accessed ductape.net and it was really, really slow, in fact one page timed out.

So could the problem actually be with the new server arrangements ?

On the other hand, the last link before leaving Oz still seems to be too big a leap, so I'll follow that up too.

BTW, Jenny (Brisbane) is also getting lots of time outs. I'm trying to find out if she uses the same ISP as me (Optus). Can someone contact titomike and ask the same question?

Which I knew what I was talking about :)
 

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Scott,
Are other USA sites all slow now or mainly just this one. How about zr-7.com ? How about some very low traffic (oddball) USA sites? Europe? That might help determine if these routers have learned originally and just won't relearn a new route. Good gracious man, we've got air-powered and electric-powered hooter questions going unanswered here, let's get this fixed!

Well, as the technician at the local phone company says, "The problem is leaving here just fine".:rolleyes:
 

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Just had a long talk with a tech at optus.net.au (who was really really helpful - still can't get over that one).

He ran a tracert from optus.net (dial-up) and from optus cable. His results were that the forum address couldn't' be resolved at all. This is also what I get at home on my optus cable connection (but not at office).

I ran three more tracert tests from my desk at the office and didn't get the same result (my office also uses optus - a 128K link of some sort), ie. I did get through to the site a step 18.

I can post my results if you like (been able to save them as text files now).

The problem appears (I say appears) to lie at www.s0.ctech.bbnplanet.net [4.25.59.130] which is the last link to the board.

This suggests (apparently) that the broadcast time used by ductape is rather long so that the routers are having trouble resolving the address because it still isn't updated (that mean anything to anyone?)

In fact, if I go direct to ductape.net (198.92.205.11) it runs at about the same speed as the forum, ie. exceedingly slowly. At least that's a consistent result, since the forum is located on the ductape server.

No problems with most other US sites.
 

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My god, the optus tech just called me back !!

Anyway, he said they were still working on it, and at this stage the problem could possibly be one of two things:

(a) Routing, which would seem to put it at ductape's door

(b) Optus cable may have been access-listed, because via this ISP we can't get through at all - destination not reachable (but not optus.net.au dialup since that still seems to work, albeit very slowly)

Either way, they are still looking into it.

[BTW Berto, electric hooters are the better option IMHO]
 

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More info from the tech: If it is an access list problem then it will apparently be the range 210.49 which is the optus cable range.
 
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