> From: "Daryl C. W. O'Shea" <email@example.com>
>> Loren Wilton wrote:[color=darkred]
>>>>>>> Mike Grau <firstname.lastname@example.org> 07/09/07 5:15 PM >>>
>>>> On 07/09/2007 04:01 PM the voices made Joe Zitnik write:
>>>>> I can't get here:
>>>>> Is rulesemporium having issues again?
>>>> I can rarely get there (via a browser). So rarely the site is almost
>>>> 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
>>> Hum. I just tried again, and didn't have any problems this time either.
>>> Guess I'm lucky.[/color]
>> Perhaps you are. I get "500 Server closed connection without sending
>> any data back" or "500 Can't connect to [url]www.rulesemporium.com:80[/url]
>> (connect: timeout)" at least once an hour out of three queries an hour.[/color]
> Daryl, I've tried before to tell you and other people RDJ is broken.[/color]
Actually, you've not, and if you did it would be a waste of time given
that I don't use RDJ and actually provide the sa-update channels for
> a 1 second sleep between each file fetch and see if that improves things.[/color]
If you weren't in a hurry to make 3 posts about the same thing to the
same thread, you'd see that I wrote that I'm seeing the timeout in 1 (or
more) of ONLY THREE QUERIES AN **HOUR**. I've already got a 20 minute
delay between queries. I'll try adding a 1 second delay to that though. :)
> It keeps you from looking like a DoS attack.
> Since I put that hack in my GetRule.sh script has never failed me.[/color]
As has been noted already, by Dallas, it's a problem with at least one
of their network links being saturated by the DoS, not the DoS protection.