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    Re: Trouble Connecting to WOPR site

    Doc, I'm on every morning for at least 4-5 hours and haven't had a problem any time recently. I also haven't seen any reports from other Mods or WMVPs about any server problems. During my daily times in The Lounge I frequently "leave" for other sites and come back in later. I dunno - do you think flushing your cache and maybe deleting your WOPR cookie would help? Surely at this point, since the transition to the new server, you're not using a hosts file, are you?

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    Re: Trouble Connecting to WOPR site

    I had some problems about half an hour ago, but it seems to be ok again now. Sometimes the server gets slowed down by searches, but that usually only lasts a minute or so.

    About 10 days ago, I got "Cannot find server" frequently throughout a whole afternoon on the whole wopr.com domain, while other websites loaded instantaneously. Yet, other moderators reported that they had no problem at all during the same period. On the other hand, I sometimes get an e-mail from a Lounger reporting that he can't get to the Lounge at all, while I am online without problems. So it's hard to say where the problems originate.

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    Re: Trouble Connecting to WOPR site

    That's what I'm talkin' about !!! Had the same problem about 10 days ago for almos an entire day. Guess it's just one of the mysteries of Cyber Space <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Trouble Connecting to WOPR site

    Al,

    I usually dump my Temp Internet files at least daily and try to shut down and reboot once a week. Also manually go into Temporary Internet files and delete unwanted cookies that DiskCleanup leaves behind. I will delete my WOPR cookie and re-establis it to see if that helps.

    Thanks for the ideas !! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Trouble Connecting to WOPR site

    This mystery is almost certainly down to someone having a misconfigured DNS client or server.

    Next time it happens can you go to a command window (Start > Run > Command) and type
    C:> <font face="Georgia">nslookup www.wopr.com</font face=georgia>

    We need to know two things from the output.
    1. <LI>What address does your PC think it should use for WOPR? It should be 66.93.85.138
      <LI>What is the address of your DNS server, and is it the same as when everything works?
    Why don't you try that command now and keep a copy of the output ready to compare. You can keep the output of any DOS command by putting a > after the command followed by a filename, it will then send all its output to that file instead of to the screen
    C:> <font face="Georgia">nslookup www.wopr.com > DocWatsonsDNS.txt</font face=georgia>

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    Re: Trouble Connecting to WOPR site

    Heya Doc,

    I host the server at home. Here's a quick what I have. DSL 1.5mbs x 768kbs. P2.8, 1 gig ram, 80 gig HD - dedicated server. I run the primary DNS on as seperate IP and my secondary is in NYC.

    We (management) discussed this at great lengths. My DSL line is almost a T-1, but its still DSL. My upload speed is 768K which is faster then most, but its not a T. If there are 30+ people on the lounge all doing queries to the SQL db or posting, it may slow down the server a bit and flood my line. Unfortunately, until I make my first million, this is one of our only options, unless we go with a membership fee whereas we can put it in a REAL datacenter with REAL bandwidth. None of us wanted to do this so, with Claude's help, I built the box, put it on my line and now, here we are.

    It might be a little bit me, it may be a little bit you. (Depending on traffic, prolly me)

    I am looking for alternative solutions (fibre directly from the pole to my router) but Verizon (phone co.) says my neighborhood won't have it for at least another 6 months.

    Thanx for everyone's patience, but at least we're still alive. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Trouble Connecting to WOPR site

    From about 1:00AM to about 1:15AM Eastern seaboard time, give or take, the server seems to be saturated with sending out e-mail digests. Other than that, it seems to work well at the times I try to connect. Usually I'm on a T1 at the office, so that helps. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Trouble Connecting to WOPR site

    I'll give it a go, but I don't play much at the Command Prompt. I saved your post and will use the information next time I can't get on the site. Thanks for the info. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Trouble Connecting to WOPR site

    Mike,

    I wasn't complainin'. I was only wonderin' if there was something going on at the server that I was unaware of, that might have been causing me the trouble. I'm getting used to my firewall and AV programs shutting out content or attachments to e-mail that I don't need them to filter, and thought it might have to do with ZoneAlarm and my cookie settings or something trivial like that. I had no trouble connecting just now (around 5 PM here in S. Jersey). It probably just my ISP (MSN dialup) or my local server being difficult. I'm pleased as punch with the service you and your server provide for us here in the Lounge !!! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>

    But I tell you what......... if I get my first million before you get yours, I'll spring for a new server <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15> (Running Linux, of course !!!) <img src=/S/wolfman.gif border=0 alt=wolfman width=18 height=24>
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    Re: Trouble Connecting to WOPR site

    <hr>Thanx for everyone's patience, but at least we're still alive.<hr>

    Gee <img src=/S/wolfman.gif border=0 alt=wolfman width=18 height=24> I sure am glad about that!! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> We are having too much fun and learning a lot, to have anything happen to us now!!! <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> for administering to us all!! <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>


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    Re: Trouble Connecting to WOPR site

    Careful now, don't feed his ego too much...nothing worse than a penguin with an oversized head! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Trouble Connecting to WOPR site

    Oh oh! Then <img src=/S/wolfman.gif border=0 alt=wolfman width=18 height=24> couldn't get his hat on, could he!! <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Trouble Connecting to WOPR site

    I figured it was an informative post, and I appreciate it. I just wanted to make it public why we may have little hiccups here and there.
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    Re: Trouble Connecting to WOPR site

    Hi Doc,

    Couldn't resist the temptation to butt in here.

    I think you have an INTRA-state communications problem, since both you and the server are located in the "Isle of Jersey". Intra state data flow is like the car traffic in NJ, intermittent and sometimes rather slow and sluggish !!!

    I'm surprised that Big Al Doc hasn't chimed in here too, since we are both expatriates from the Garden State. <img src=/S/flee.gif border=0 alt=flee width=25 height=25> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Trouble Connecting to WOPR site

    Nah, I don't spend any time harrassing the server-keeper, just his WIFE, about the way dey tawk in Joisey!

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