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Old 04-11-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default Can't connect to forums on laptop or desktop *Working now*

I'm typing this on my phone which is able to connect via 3g, but my work laptop, home laptop, and home desktop all time out when trying to connect to the forums. I even tried on two networks ( work and home).

I tried deleting cookies, flushing dns, ipconfig release/renew. Still nothing. Is there something else i can do on my end?

I should mention that I was able to connect ok earlier today.

Thanks for any suggestions.

EDIT: Site working now for everyone as of yesterday evening sometime.

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Old 04-11-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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Yea its not just you. Happening here also. Typing this on phone
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:33 PM   #3
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Yea its not just you. Happening here also. Typing this on phone
Cool good to know it isnt just me.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:03 PM   #4
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is it just forums.anandtech.com
or same problem with anandtech.com ?
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:11 PM   #5
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Just forums for me

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Old 04-11-2012, 08:30 PM   #6
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We're obviously back up right now. I'll dig around and see if I can get any details.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:30 PM   #7
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I couldn't connect until just now either.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:43 PM   #8
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I couldn't connect until just now either.
Same here. Thought is was just me. Glad to see it wasn't just me.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:44 PM   #9
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Yeah, whew, I sent an email to moderator@anandtech.com , thinking somehow I was IPbanned. Good to hear that I'm not. Thank you GOD!

(Not that I have ever done anything on any forum that is IPban-worthy.)

Edit: It was kind of strange though, both of my friends that I called, that both have Comcast, could access it no problem when I couldn't. Also, downforeveryoneorjustme.com showed that the forums were UP, when I couldn't access it.

I had a problem about a couple of weeks ago, late at night, I figured it was a Verizon router flaking out, I couldn't access the forums intermittently, nor could I access Newegg. But I could access FW and microcenter.com.

Edit: I'm on FIOS, btw.

Edit: It was after a prayer that the forums re-appeared. Coincedence, or Divine intervention?
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:44 PM   #10
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its back online for desktop now
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:19 PM   #11
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I am glad it was not just me. I could not connect from my desktop, laptop, wife's laptop or my phone.

I thought I had been banned in my sleep!

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Old 04-11-2012, 10:28 PM   #12
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I got a message that my IP was banned and to contact an admin.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:47 PM   #13
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I got a message that my IP was banned and to contact an admin.
I've seen that message as well but only when using a proxy server.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:37 PM   #14
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Just able to check now, but it seems to be working! Woohoo.

Dunno what the deal was.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:17 AM   #15
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I've seen that message as well but only when using a proxy server.
Wasn't using a proxy when I got it.
Obviously working now.
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Yeah, whew, I sent an email to moderator@anandtech.com , thinking somehow I was IPbanned. Good to hear that I'm not. Thank you GOD!

(Not that I have ever done anything on any forum that is IPban-worthy.)

Edit: It was kind of strange though, both of my friends that I called, that both have Comcast, could access it no problem when I couldn't. Also, downforeveryoneorjustme.com showed that the forums were UP, when I couldn't access it.

I had a problem about a couple of weeks ago, late at night, I figured it was a Verizon router flaking out, I couldn't access the forums intermittently, nor could I access Newegg. But I could access FW and microcenter.com.

Edit: I'm on FIOS, btw.

Edit: It was after a prayer that the forums re-appeared. Coincedence, or Divine intervention?
im on time warner, few others that could not access also were on TW or brighthouse (TW), something buggered up somewhere
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:51 AM   #17
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im on time warner, few others that could not access also were on TW or brighthouse (TW), something buggered up somewhere
My home internet is TWC (in Texas) but dunno what network my work office uses. both could not access forums.anandtech.com yesterday for those hours.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:00 AM   #18
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im on time warner, few others that could not access also were on TW or brighthouse (TW), something buggered up somewhere
On Comcast in FL and could not access. Diagnostics said the site was up but not responding.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:02 PM   #19
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Luckily I have always been able (so far) to access this site when i want to....

Very strange some of you guys (Even allisom) are having issues??!!???

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This was just for an hour maybe last night.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:13 PM   #21
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Although we don't talk about our server setup very often, the forums are served by a pool of webservers. One of the webservers went down last night, and the load balancer did not take it out of the pool like it should have, hence the outage for some people.

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Old 04-12-2012, 03:54 PM   #22
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Although we don't talk about our server setup very often, the forums are served by a pool of webservers. One of the webservers went down last night, and the load balancer did not take it out of the pool like it should have, hence the outage for some people.

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Thanks for the update!
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:25 PM   #23
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Although we don't talk about our server setup very often, the forums are served by a pool of webservers. One of the webservers went down last night, and the load balancer did not take it out of the pool like it should have, hence the outage for some people.

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Thanks for the update and explanation, they're both greatly appreciated.

Off topic, it would be nice to hear more about the forum servers behind the scenes like here?
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Thanks for the update and explanation, they're both greatly appreciated.

Off topic, it would be nice to hear more about the forum servers behind the scenes like here?
Funny enough we have something like that planned. Although it may be some time before it's written up due to how busy we've been lately.
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Funny enough we have something like that planned. Although it may be some time before it's written up due to how busy we've been lately.
That's great news, I look forward to reading it, whenever it's published.
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