On 12 Jun 2006, at 15:00, Declan Moriarty wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-06-12 at 13:27 +0100, Niall O Broin wrote:
>> On 12 Jun 2006, at 12:50, Kenn Humborg wrote:
>>>>>> From 13:14 to 14:06 there were 0 hits recorded in the logs for the
>>>> site . Traffic levels didn't return to normal (arbitrarily defined
>>>> for this site as hundreds of hits/minute) until 14:28.
>> /From the "Full marks for your imagination anyhow" dept:
>> This site was on a different type of domain (e.g. .lu instead of .com
> or .ie) and there was something wrong with the dns on or route to the
> first server everyone asks about .lu, and _nothing_ wrong with your
> That would even explain the slow return of full traffic.
It wouldn't explain the abrupt cutoff of traffic at 13:14 though. And
the site concerned is a .com site anyway.
> What's more interesting (and I'm not sure you can figure it) is this:
> What happened to the people currently on the site at that time? Did
> get cut off?
Ah, you've subscribed to the fiction that people can be "on" a site
at a particular point in time. HTTP is a stateless protocol - fetch a
page, and you get it or you don't - there is NO on, despite what
those selling statistics will tell you. But ignore me - you just
pushed one of my buttons there.
> Is it virtualised in a way that some strange <expletive
> deleted> way that some twit could tell it it didn't exist?
I don't really know what you mean, but I think the answer is no. It's
a vhost on a webserver which serves many such (although this
particular host does have its own IP on the server, which might or
might not be unrelated to this glitch).
> Actually, It's the "Marie Celeste" but we all made that leap without
Adequately answered by Francis Daly.
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