From: "Daryl C. W. O'Shea"

> jdow wrote:
>> From: "Loren Wilton"
>>
>>>>>>> Mike Grau 07/09/07 5:15 PM >>>
>>>> On 07/09/2007 04:01 PM the voices made Joe Zitnik write:
>>>>> I can't get here:
>>>>> http://www.rulesemporium.com/rules
>>>>> Is rulesemporium having issues again?
>>>>
>>>> I can rarely get there (via a browser). So rarely the site is almost
>>>> useless.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I've been having intermittent issues getting there from home for a
>>>> while. Last time it happened, the site was down. I still can't get
>>>> there....
>>>
>>> Hum. I just tried again, and didn't have any problems this time either.
>>> Guess I'm lucky.
>>>
>>> Loren

>>
>> As I said, we use a trick that makes the fetches work. It does not get
>> us tarred by the DoS filter. So access to the web site is really easy.
>> I also check "when I feel like it" rather than hourly as I've heard some
>> "people" work. Weekly is more than enough unless you see a notification
>> here. I got annoyed at the failed fetch one day and looked at the logs I
>> make. I saw the timeout errors. I worked to eliminate them. Why whine
>> when
>> you can fix it, eh love?

>
> Joanne,
>
> The errors have nothing to do with the DoS protection, but saturated
> links. The insertion of a few seconds of delay between queries, or a 20
> minute delay in my case, will do nothing to resolve the issue.


It fixed it like magic here and since then I've never seen a problem.

Go figure.

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