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  1. Massive LINUX crashes shut down Olympic ticket website

    http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...s-crash-second


    ONLY THIRTY minutes into the start of second-round ticket sales, the
    Olympic Games' computer system crashed.
    Many people were unable to submit their applications for tickets, the
    committee said.


    So it's the ticket sales site that crashed. Hmmm.... what would that be:



    http://en.olympic.cn/08beijing/bocog...6/1115831.html


    Official Site of the Chinese Olympic Committee

    Orders can be processed on the website (www.tickets.beijing2008.cn) and at
    1,000 designated Bank of China branches, but tickets will not be delivered
    until June 2008.



    http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_rep...beijing2008.cn

    Netblock Owner IP address OS Web Server Last changed
    Beijing Gehua Ticketmaster Ticketing Ltd,Co 202.106.146.141 Linux Apache
    11-Sep-2007
    Beijing Gehua Ticketmaster Ticketing Ltd,Co 202.106.146.141 Linux Apache
    15-Apr-2007



    That's right. Those CRASHING LINUX boxes sure are stinking up the Olympics.








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  2. Re: Massive LINUX crashes shut down Olympic ticket website

    After takin' a swig o' grog, Bruce Banner belched out this bit o' wisdom:

    > That's right. Those CRASHING LINUX boxes sure are stinking up the Olympics.


    You get a silver medal for trolling.

    Too little, too late.

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  3. Re: Massive LINUX crashes shut down Olympic ticket website

    Bruce Banner wrote:


    > That's right. Those CRASHING LINUX boxes sure are stinking up the
    > Olympics.


    But it's nothing compared with those Windos boxes crashing, every single
    day...

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  4. Re: Massive LINUX crashes shut down Olympic ticket website


    "Au79" wrote in message
    news:aDQWi.1762$Tp3.132@newsfe15.lga...
    > Bruce Banner wrote:
    >
    >
    >> That's right. Those CRASHING LINUX boxes sure are stinking up the
    >> Olympics.

    >
    > But it's nothing compared with those Windos boxes crashing, every single
    > day...


    But linux is perfect. linux doesn't crash.

    So why to Roy "the liar" Schestowitz post another bull**** headline
    claiming that it was Windows that crashed the Olympic web-site? Other than
    Roy being a habitual scumbag liar that is.




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  5. Re: Massive LINUX crashes shut down Olympic ticket website

    On Fri, 02 Nov 2007 22:33:30 -0400, Enzyte Bob wrote:

    > "Au79" wrote in message
    > news:aDQWi.1762$Tp3.132@newsfe15.lga...
    >> Bruce Banner wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> That's right. Those CRASHING LINUX boxes sure are stinking up the
    >>> Olympics.

    >>
    >> But it's nothing compared with those Windos boxes crashing, every
    >> single day...

    >
    > But linux is perfect. linux doesn't crash.
    >
    > So why to Roy "the liar" Schestowitz post another bull**** headline
    > claiming that it was Windows that crashed the Olympic web-site? Other
    > than Roy being a habitual scumbag liar that is.


    Pot, kettle, black ... "Enzyte".



    --
    Rick

  6. Re: Massive LINUX crashes shut down Olympic ticket website

    Bruce Banner wrote:

    > http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...s-crash-second
    >
    > ONLY THIRTY minutes into the start of second-round
    > ticket sales, the Olympic Games' computer system crashed. Many
    > people were unable to submit their applications for tickets,
    > the committee said.

    >
    > So it's the ticket sales site that crashed. Hmmm.... what
    > would that be:
    >
    > http://en.olympic.cn/08beijing/bocog...6/1115831.html
    >
    > Official Site of the Chinese Olympic Committee
    >
    > Orders can be processed on the website
    > (www.tickets.beijing2008.cn) and at 1,000 designated Bank of
    > China branches, but tickets will not be delivered until June
    > 2008.

    >
    > http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_rep...beijing2008.cn
    >
    > Netblock Owner IP address OS Web Server Last changed Beijing
    > Gehua Ticketmaster Ticketing Ltd,Co 202.106.146.141 Linux
    > Apache 11-Sep-2007 Beijing Gehua Ticketmaster Ticketing Ltd,Co
    > 202.106.146.141 Linux Apache 15-Apr-2007
    >
    > That's right. Those CRASHING LINUX boxes sure are stinking up
    > the Olympics.


    Linux is the culprit? According to:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7070446.stm

    'Preparation flawed'

    "We sincerely apologise to the public," said the organising
    committee in a statement.

    "Demand was much higher than the ticket centre estimated and
    flaws existed in preparation work that caused inconveniences for
    applicants," the statement said.

    The ticketing website received more than 8m visits in the first
    hour, while at least 2m people called the telephone hotline.

    Huge queues formed outside designated Bank of China branches,
    with some customers starting to queue hours before the branches
    opened.

    But only 9,000 tickets were reported to have been sold in the
    first two hours.
    So, with an underestimation of volume of hits that is not unlike
    a DOS attack (although in this case legitimate) was cause of the
    so called crashes, not the Linux OS itself. Although the Apache
    servers are apparent front ends to the website, does not mean
    that those are the booking and revenue collecting hosts.

    8 million/hour on-line new customers + 2 million/hour new
    customers to call centre on-line employees = 10 million/hour or
    2,800 on-line new connections per second.

    Webpage is 18.8 kb base + 51.9 kb graphics = 70.7 * 1.024 = 72.4
    kb. Figure overhead, TCP packet is roughly 95% payload. 72.4 :
    0.95 = 76.2 kb * 2,800 = 213.4 mb/second. However, it is
    multiplying every second until the first users are down
    downloading. This is assuming a uniform connection ratio.

    Yeppers, that is some healthy traffic, no doubt.

    --
    HPT

  7. Re: Massive LINUX crashes shut down Olympic ticket website


    "High Plains Thumper" wrote in message
    news:fgh8q5$vdv$1@registered.motzarella.org...
    > Bruce Banner wrote:
    >
    >> http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...s-crash-second
    >>
    >> ONLY THIRTY minutes into the start of second-round
    >> ticket sales, the Olympic Games' computer system crashed. Many
    >> people were unable to submit their applications for tickets,
    >> the committee said.

    >>
    >> So it's the ticket sales site that crashed. Hmmm.... what
    >> would that be:
    >>
    >> http://en.olympic.cn/08beijing/bocog...6/1115831.html
    >>
    >> Official Site of the Chinese Olympic Committee
    >>
    >> Orders can be processed on the website
    >> (www.tickets.beijing2008.cn) and at 1,000 designated Bank of
    >> China branches, but tickets will not be delivered until June
    >> 2008.

    >>
    >> http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_rep...beijing2008.cn
    >>
    >> Netblock Owner IP address OS Web Server Last changed Beijing
    >> Gehua Ticketmaster Ticketing Ltd,Co 202.106.146.141 Linux
    >> Apache 11-Sep-2007 Beijing Gehua Ticketmaster Ticketing Ltd,Co
    >> 202.106.146.141 Linux Apache 15-Apr-2007
    >>
    >> That's right. Those CRASHING LINUX boxes sure are stinking up
    >> the Olympics.

    >
    > Linux is the culprit? According to:
    >
    > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7070446.stm
    >
    >
    > 'Preparation flawed'
    >
    > "We sincerely apologise to the public," said the organising
    > committee in a statement.
    >
    > "Demand was much higher than the ticket centre estimated and
    > flaws existed in preparation work that caused inconveniences for
    > applicants," the statement said.
    >
    > The ticketing website received more than 8m visits in the first
    > hour, while at least 2m people called the telephone hotline.
    >
    > Huge queues formed outside designated Bank of China branches,
    > with some customers starting to queue hours before the branches
    > opened.
    >
    > But only 9,000 tickets were reported to have been sold in the
    > first two hours.
    >
    >
    > So, with an underestimation of volume of hits that is not unlike
    > a DOS attack (although in this case legitimate) was cause of the
    > so called crashes, not the Linux OS itself. Although the Apache
    > servers are apparent front ends to the website, does not mean
    > that those are the booking and revenue collecting hosts.
    >
    > 8 million/hour on-line new customers + 2 million/hour new
    > customers to call centre on-line employees = 10 million/hour or
    > 2,800 on-line new connections per second.
    >
    > Webpage is 18.8 kb base + 51.9 kb graphics = 70.7 * 1.024 = 72.4 kb.
    > Figure overhead, TCP packet is roughly 95% payload. 72.4 : 0.95 = 76.2
    > kb * 2,800 = 213.4 mb/second. However, it is multiplying every second
    > until the first users are down downloading. This is assuming a uniform
    > connection ratio.
    >
    > Yeppers, that is some healthy traffic, no doubt.



    Blah, blah, blah. The liar Roy Schestowitz claimed that it was Windows that
    was at fault. Are you saying that your master is wrong?

    Fact is that Windows isn't even remotely connected to the ticket sales
    site. If the website couldn't handle the traffic or the volume then it has
    absolutely nothing to do with Windows. The site was running linux and
    crashed and burned because linux couldn't handle the traffic.



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  8. Re: Massive LINUX crashes shut down Olympic ticket website

    High Plains Thumper espoused:
    > Bruce Banner wrote:
    >
    >> http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...s-crash-second
    >>
    >> ONLY THIRTY minutes into the start of second-round
    >> ticket sales, the Olympic Games' computer system crashed. Many
    >> people were unable to submit their applications for tickets,
    >> the committee said.

    >>
    >> So it's the ticket sales site that crashed. Hmmm.... what
    >> would that be:
    >>
    >> http://en.olympic.cn/08beijing/bocog...6/1115831.html
    >>
    >> Official Site of the Chinese Olympic Committee
    >>
    >> Orders can be processed on the website
    >> (www.tickets.beijing2008.cn) and at 1,000 designated Bank of
    >> China branches, but tickets will not be delivered until June
    >> 2008.

    >>
    >> http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_rep...beijing2008.cn
    >>
    >> Netblock Owner IP address OS Web Server Last changed Beijing
    >> Gehua Ticketmaster Ticketing Ltd,Co 202.106.146.141 Linux
    >> Apache 11-Sep-2007 Beijing Gehua Ticketmaster Ticketing Ltd,Co
    >> 202.106.146.141 Linux Apache 15-Apr-2007
    >>
    >> That's right. Those CRASHING LINUX boxes sure are stinking up
    >> the Olympics.

    >
    > Linux is the culprit? According to:
    >
    > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7070446.stm
    >
    >
    > 'Preparation flawed'
    >
    > "We sincerely apologise to the public," said the organising
    > committee in a statement.
    >
    > "Demand was much higher than the ticket centre estimated and
    > flaws existed in preparation work that caused inconveniences for
    > applicants," the statement said.
    >
    > The ticketing website received more than 8m visits in the first
    > hour, while at least 2m people called the telephone hotline.
    >
    > Huge queues formed outside designated Bank of China branches,
    > with some customers starting to queue hours before the branches
    > opened.
    >
    > But only 9,000 tickets were reported to have been sold in the
    > first two hours.
    >
    >
    > So, with an underestimation of volume of hits that is not unlike
    > a DOS attack (although in this case legitimate) was cause of the
    > so called crashes, not the Linux OS itself. Although the Apache
    > servers are apparent front ends to the website, does not mean
    > that those are the booking and revenue collecting hosts.


    The Chinese were at pains to say that Microsoft was all over the
    olympics, so one would assume that the back-ends are Windows, although
    they might not be. Even if they were, it would make great sense to put
    Linux/Apache boxes in front, at the least because of the security
    considerations as much as anything else.

    How embarassing will it be when a Microsoft box is hacked with all those
    global credit-card details on it?

    >
    > 8 million/hour on-line new customers + 2 million/hour new
    > customers to call centre on-line employees = 10 million/hour or
    > 2,800 on-line new connections per second.
    >
    > Webpage is 18.8 kb base + 51.9 kb graphics = 70.7 * 1.024 = 72.4
    > kb. Figure overhead, TCP packet is roughly 95% payload. 72.4 :
    > 0.95 = 76.2 kb * 2,800 = 213.4 mb/second. However, it is
    > multiplying every second until the first users are down
    > downloading. This is assuming a uniform connection ratio.
    >
    > Yeppers, that is some healthy traffic, no doubt.
    >



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  9. Re: Massive LINUX crashes shut down Olympic ticket website

    After takin' a swig o' grog, Rick belched out this bit o' wisdom:

    > On Fri, 02 Nov 2007 22:33:30 -0400, Enzyte Bob wrote:
    >
    >> "Au79" wrote in message
    >> news:aDQWi.1762$Tp3.132@newsfe15.lga...
    >>> Bruce Banner wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> That's right. Those CRASHING LINUX boxes sure are stinking up the
    >>>> Olympics.
    >>>
    >>> But it's nothing compared with those Windos boxes crashing, every
    >>> single day...

    >>
    >> But linux is perfect. linux doesn't crash.
    >>
    >> So why to Roy "the liar" Schestowitz post another bull**** headline
    >> claiming that it was Windows that crashed the Olympic web-site? Other
    >> than Roy being a habitual scumbag liar that is.

    >
    > Pot, kettle, black ... "Enzyte".


    I think the Enzyte has gone to his head, and the increased cranial
    pressure is making him hallucinate.

    And what is the little dimple forming at the top of his skull?

    He's starting to look like one of those soldiers in "Flesh Gordon"!

    --
    Yes, Your Protuberance!

  10. Re: Massive LINUX crashes shut down Olympic ticket website

    On Sat, 03 Nov 2007 09:12:10 -0400, Enzyte Bob wrote:

    > "High Plains Thumper" wrote in
    > message news:fgh8q5$vdv$1@registered.motzarella.org...
    >> Bruce Banner wrote:
    >>
    >>> http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...11/01/olympic-

    computers-crash-second
    >>>
    >>> ONLY THIRTY minutes into the start of second-round ticket
    >>> sales, the Olympic Games' computer system crashed. Many people were
    >>> unable to submit their applications for tickets, the committee said.
    >>>

    >>>
    >>> So it's the ticket sales site that crashed. Hmmm.... what would that
    >>> be:
    >>>
    >>> http://en.olympic.cn/08beijing/bocog...6/1115831.html
    >>>
    >>> Official Site of the Chinese Olympic Committee
    >>>
    >>> Orders can be processed on the website (www.tickets.beijing2008.cn)
    >>> and at 1,000 designated Bank of China branches, but tickets will not
    >>> be delivered until June 2008.

    >>>
    >>> http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report?url=http://

    www.tickets.beijing2008.cn
    >>>
    >>> Netblock Owner IP address OS Web Server Last changed Beijing Gehua
    >>> Ticketmaster Ticketing Ltd,Co 202.106.146.141 Linux Apache 11-Sep-2007
    >>> Beijing Gehua Ticketmaster Ticketing Ltd,Co 202.106.146.141 Linux
    >>> Apache 15-Apr-2007
    >>>
    >>> That's right. Those CRASHING LINUX boxes sure are stinking up the
    >>> Olympics.

    >>
    >> Linux is the culprit? According to:
    >>
    >> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7070446.stm
    >>
    >>
    >> 'Preparation flawed'
    >>
    >> "We sincerely apologise to the public," said the organising committee
    >> in a statement.
    >>
    >> "Demand was much higher than the ticket centre estimated and flaws
    >> existed in preparation work that caused inconveniences for applicants,"
    >> the statement said.
    >>
    >> The ticketing website received more than 8m visits in the first hour,
    >> while at least 2m people called the telephone hotline.
    >>
    >> Huge queues formed outside designated Bank of China branches, with some
    >> customers starting to queue hours before the branches opened.
    >>
    >> But only 9,000 tickets were reported to have been sold in the first two
    >> hours.
    >>
    >>
    >> So, with an underestimation of volume of hits that is not unlike a DOS
    >> attack (although in this case legitimate) was cause of the so called
    >> crashes, not the Linux OS itself. Although the Apache servers are
    >> apparent front ends to the website, does not mean that those are the
    >> booking and revenue collecting hosts.
    >>
    >> 8 million/hour on-line new customers + 2 million/hour new customers to
    >> call centre on-line employees = 10 million/hour or 2,800 on-line new
    >> connections per second.
    >>
    >> Webpage is 18.8 kb base + 51.9 kb graphics = 70.7 * 1.024 = 72.4 kb.
    >> Figure overhead, TCP packet is roughly 95% payload. 72.4 : 0.95 = 76.2
    >> kb * 2,800 = 213.4 mb/second. However, it is multiplying every second
    >> until the first users are down downloading. This is assuming a uniform
    >> connection ratio.
    >>
    >> Yeppers, that is some healthy traffic, no doubt.

    >
    >
    > Blah, blah, blah. The liar Roy Schestowitz claimed that it was Windows
    > that was at fault. Are you saying that your master is wrong?


    You really are a piece of work. "master". Who the hell are you to make
    such a statement.

    >
    > Fact is that Windows isn't even remotely connected to the ticket sales
    > site. If the website couldn't handle the traffic or the volume then it
    > has absolutely nothing to do with Windows. The site was running linux
    > and crashed and burned because linux couldn't handle the traffic.


    You're a liar and you know it "Enzyte". The the applications was designed
    to handle around 150,000 per hour and it was overwhelmed.

    <http://www.betanews.com/article/
    Chinas_Olympics_Ticket_Sales_Crash/1193949030>

    "Ticket sales for the Games were halted after demand proved to be far too
    much for the database to handle. The ticketing database could supposedly
    process 150,000 transactions an hour, but in just the first hour, the
    Games' site had 8 million hits, its hotline had 3.8 million calls, and
    200,000 orders were taken from customers."


    --
    Rick

  11. Re: Olympics - Microsoft Vista Relegated to Waterboy Status

    Mark Kent wrote:
    > High Plains Thumper espoused:
    >
    >> Linux is the culprit? According to:
    >>
    >> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7070446.stm
    >>
    >>
    'Preparation flawed'
    >>
    >> "We sincerely apologise to the public," said the organising
    >> committee in a statement.
    >>
    >> "Demand was much higher than the ticket centre estimated and
    >> flaws existed in preparation work that caused
    >> inconveniences for applicants," the statement said.
    >>
    >> The ticketing website received more than 8m visits in the
    >> first hour, while at least 2m people called the telephone
    >> hotline.
    >>
    >> Huge queues formed outside designated Bank of China
    >> branches, with some customers starting to queue hours before
    >> the branches opened.
    >>
    >> But only 9,000 tickets were reported to have been sold in
    >> the first two hours.
    >>
    >> So, with an underestimation of volume of hits that is not
    >> unlike a DOS attack (although in this case legitimate) was
    >> cause of the so called crashes, not the Linux OS itself.
    >> Although the Apache servers are apparent front ends to the
    >> website, does not mean that those are the booking and
    >> revenue collecting hosts.

    >
    > The Chinese were at pains to say that Microsoft was all over
    > the olympics, so one would assume that the back-ends are
    > Windows, although they might not be. Even if they were, it
    > would make great sense to put Linux/Apache boxes in front, at
    > the least because of the security considerations as much as
    > anything else.
    >
    > How embarassing will it be when a Microsoft box is hacked with
    > all those global credit-card details on it?


    At this point we do not know what the infrastructure was that was
    truly involved and it appears to be immaterial. Failure appears
    to be related to an insufficiently sized IT infrastructure to
    handle initial sales volume.

    However, your mentioning Microsoft perked my curiosity:

    I found this quote of interest regarding Vista:

    http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/...-roster_1.html

    or http://tinyurl.com/2wx5dl

    Vista, wireless kept off core Olympic IT roster

    Lenovo chairman says Windows XP was chosen to run on PCs because
    the Olympic Games require mature, stable technologies

    By Dan Nystedt, IDG News Service
    August 08, 2007

    Microsoft's newest OS, Vista, has been relegated to waterboy
    status at the 2008 Olympic Games, while wireless networking won't
    even play a supporting role in Beijing.

    Windows XP was chosen to run on all PCs handling chores vital to
    the Olympic Games, and has been installed on most of the PCs
    delivered by Lenovo Group. Vista will only be used on PCs in
    Internet lounges set up for athletes to use during the games.

    The Olympic Games require mature, stable technologies, said Yang
    Yuanqing, chairman of Lenovo, during a briefing in Beijing. The
    Olympic Games aren't a place to try new technologies due to the
    size and importance of the event, he said. Everything must work
    smoothly.

    "If it's not stable, it could have some problems," he said.
    --
    HPT

  12. Re: Massive LINUX crashes shut down Olympic ticket website

    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Bruce Banner

    wrote
    on Fri, 2 Nov 2007 17:02:14 -0400
    <472b8475$0$26390$88260bb3@free.teranews.com>:
    > http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...s-crash-second
    >
    >
    > ONLY THIRTY minutes into the start of second-round ticket sales, the
    > Olympic Games' computer system crashed.
    > Many people were unable to submit their applications for tickets, the
    > committee said.
    >

    >
    > So it's the ticket sales site that crashed. Hmmm.... what would that be:
    >
    >
    >
    > http://en.olympic.cn/08beijing/bocog...6/1115831.html
    >
    >
    > Official Site of the Chinese Olympic Committee
    >
    > Orders can be processed on the website (www.tickets.beijing2008.cn) and at
    > 1,000 designated Bank of China branches, but tickets will not be delivered
    > until June 2008.
    >

    >
    >
    > http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_rep...beijing2008.cn
    >
    > Netblock Owner IP address OS Web Server Last changed
    > Beijing Gehua Ticketmaster Ticketing Ltd,Co 202.106.146.141 Linux Apache
    > 11-Sep-2007
    > Beijing Gehua Ticketmaster Ticketing Ltd,Co 202.106.146.141 Linux Apache
    > 15-Apr-2007
    >
    >
    >
    > That's right. Those CRASHING LINUX boxes sure are stinking up the Olympics.
    >


    So OK then. What should they have used instead?

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  13. Re: Massive LINUX crashes shut down Olympic ticket website

    After takin' a swig o' grog, Mark Kent belched out this bit o' wisdom:

    > How embarassing will it be when a Microsoft box is hacked with all those
    > global credit-card details on it?


    It did happen a few years ago, and it affected me. Got two $10 charges
    for "INET Moscow", thanks to some Ukranian crackers and an
    infrastructure based on Windows NT. At least, that's what the news
    articles said.

    --
    Tux rox!

  14. Re: Massive LINUX crashes shut down Olympic ticket website

    On Fri, 2 Nov 2007 22:33:30 -0400
    "Enzyte Bob" wrote:

    > "Au79" wrote in message
    > news:aDQWi.1762$Tp3.132@newsfe15.lga...
    > > Bruce Banner wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >> That's right. Those CRASHING LINUX boxes sure are stinking up the
    > >> Olympics.

    > >
    > > But it's nothing compared with those Windos boxes crashing, every
    > > single day...

    >
    > But linux is perfect. linux doesn't crash.
    >
    > So why to Roy "the liar" Schestowitz post another bull**** headline
    > claiming that it was Windows that crashed the Olympic web-site? Other
    > than Roy being a habitual scumbag liar that is.


    Linux (the kernel) hardly ever crashes. I've got boxes with 2 years+
    uptime... that's nothing unusual for a unix-like box. I've got
    firewalls which are standing up to a horrendous number of attacks every
    single minute because the boxes that it firewalls are windows and
    attracts a lot of attention.

    It's probably some rubbish page that's crashing, not the kernel.

  15. Re: Massive LINUX crashes shut down Olympic ticket website

    On Fri, 02 Nov 2007 19:01:57 -0700
    Au79 wrote:

    > > That's right. Those CRASHING LINUX boxes sure are stinking up the
    > > Olympics.

    >
    > But it's nothing compared with those Windos boxes crashing, every
    > single day...


    From what I've read here, it's NOT LINUX That's crashed, it's just that
    the demand was too high for the servers. It doesn't say if the
    connection was flaky under the loads, or if the boxes were not able to
    handle the traffic, I *SERIOUSLY* cannot see any signs of software at
    fault here.

    "Just 9 000 out of the roughly 1,8 million tickets on offer on
    Tuesday were sold, BOCOG said, as it called on prospective buyers not
    to keep clicking on the site."

    Sounds like bandwidth to me, of course they could have used something
    like squid to prevent the web servers from serving the same content
    over and over.

    Of course, internally, they're probably just using the same website
    interface as the external buyers, so still nothing here to suggest a
    single LINUX problem.

    Please point out how this is Linux related, if there was something
    substantial here, such as the TCP/IP layer being at fault, perhaps not
    being fully optimal then I'd listen...



  16. Re: Massive LINUX crashes shut down Olympic ticket website

    Enzyte Bob wrote:

    >Blah, blah, blah.


    *plonk*


  17. Re: Massive LINUX crashes shut down Olympic ticket website

    [snips]

    On Sat, 03 Nov 2007 18:27:58 +0000, ed wrote:

    > Linux (the kernel) hardly ever crashes. I've got boxes with 2 years+
    > uptime... that's nothing unusual for a unix-like box. I've got
    > firewalls which are standing up to a horrendous number of attacks every
    > single minute because the boxes that it firewalls are windows and
    > attracts a lot of attention.


    Hmm. First three Linux servers all up 233 days (since last power outage).

    Server four: 207 days.
    Server five: 142 days.
    Server six: 233 days.

    The Windows servers haven't made it to 60 days yet.

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