Sittingbull
 member, 250 posts
 Don't you give me a link.
 I use 24K dial-up.
Fri 18 Nov 2016
at 01:37
Connection issues with RPOL.
Is anyone else having connection problems with RPOL?  I am not having problems with ANY other web sites.
Hunter
 member, 1342 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
 Lurker
Fri 18 Nov 2016
at 01:46
Connection issues with RPOL.
I've been having issues for the past few days also.  I had to: run ccleaner, flushdns, reset ipconfig.  And even then...it took like three tries.
aguy777
 member, 157 posts
 Join Date:
 Fri, 29 Nov, 2013
Fri 18 Nov 2016
at 02:01
Connection issues with RPOL.
Both my girlfriend and I are having issues. It doesn't matter whether I use my phone or computer, I fail to connect at odd times.
Novocrane
 member, 285 posts
Fri 18 Nov 2016
at 02:01
Connection issues with RPOL.
I've also had difficulty loading RPOL. Took no steps to fix it, and now it's working again.
willvr
 member, 983 posts
Fri 18 Nov 2016
at 02:02
Connection issues with RPOL.
It was fine for me until today. It's sometimes a bit slow; but I've never had an issue with it connecting at all until today.
nauthiz
 member, 492 posts
Fri 18 Nov 2016
at 02:03
Connection issues with RPOL.
Same.  Been off and on.  Various test websites have verified that it's on rpol's end generally, or at least closer to rpol than to me.

So nothing to do but wait for whatever the issue is to get cleared up.
Tyr Hawk
 member, 251 posts
 You know that one guy?
 Yeah, that's me.
Fri 18 Nov 2016
at 02:10
Re: Connection issues with RPOL.
Sittingbull:
Is anyone else having connection problems with RPOL?  I am not having problems with ANY other web sites.

It's definitely not just you. It's the site itself. I like to use websites that tell me so. You can do a simple google search like "Is RPoL Down?" and there are plenty of sites out there that will try to reach RPoL on your behalf. When two or three all fail in a row (like they have recently for me), I know I just have to wait, because nothing I do is gonna change that.
jase
 admin, 3502 posts
 Cogito, ergo procuro.
 Carpe stultus!
Fri 18 Nov 2016
at 02:12
Connection issues with RPOL.
Hardware fault.  Luckily we've got redundancy, but trying to recover from the fault caused massive resource overload.

I've come up with a work-around that has reduced load by about 30-fold, so hopefully that will tie us over until the recovery completes.

Sorry for the interruption.  I'll be contacting the provider regarding this failure.
nuric
 member, 2904 posts
 Love D&D,superhero games
 Not very computer savvy
Fri 18 Nov 2016
at 02:31
Connection issues with RPOL.
Thanks, jase!
Sittingbull
 member, 252 posts
 Don't you give me a link.
 I use 24K dial-up.
Fri 18 Nov 2016
at 03:19
Connection issues with RPOL.
Thanks Jase!  Wow!  I wasn't complaining.  I was just wanting to make sure, that it wasn't me in some weird way.
facemaker329
 member, 6862 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Fri 18 Nov 2016
at 03:52
Connection issues with RPOL.
A good way to judge if slowdowns are with RPOL or somewhere else in your connection to the site is to look at the bottom bar of the display...on mine, at least (Firefox browser), there's a little note in the center of the bar that says 'Generated in x.yyy seconds.'

On a 'normal' day for me, x is always 0, and .yyy is typically under .4 (and often under .2)  When the connection issue/hardware problem hit, x was over 100, consistently.  Since that number is generated by RPOL, it's a good indicator of whether any slowdowns are site-side or somewhere else (if it takes an age to load, but you've got a low generation time, it's not an RPOL problem...the site is running as normal, but something somewhere is slowing down transmission times of the data.)
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 223 posts
 25+ years experience
Sat 19 Nov 2016
at 02:55
Connection issues with RPOL.
jase being amazing, as always. Does this have anything to do with the recent wiki crash/corruption and perhaps the difficulties with character descriptions and game introductions not displaying properly? Is it all part of the same problem?
JohnB
 member, 2015 posts
 Demigod of the Stunties
Sat 19 Nov 2016
at 08:36
Connection issues with RPOL.
Ahh.  I suppose it is time I popped over to the donations thread and chucked a few more dollars in the hat.  Thanks Jase  :)
JohnB
 member, 2019 posts
 Demigod of the Stunties
Tue 21 Feb 2017
at 07:08
Connection issues with RPOL.
Are we having problems again?  It seems like there is often a hic-cough at around about 8pm GMT.  Most times very short, but other times (like last night)  for a few hours.

I had assumed that it was a system process kicking in, because every time I have noticed it - it was a few minutes after 8.

Now I want  minty chocolate thins :(
Der Rot Konig
 member, 63 posts
 Educated Pirate
Tue 21 Feb 2017
at 14:18
Connection issues with RPOL.
Yeah, it was down for me for several hours yesterday; from early afternoon till somewhere later in the night.  It's happened before, I just assume their running some sort of fix, or debugging or something of that sort.  I've only seen it happen maybe 2 other times and it's always been good in a few hours.
Wyrm
 member, 629 posts
Wed 22 Feb 2017
at 03:08
Connection issues with RPOL.
I have an issue now where I cannot connect for secity. It flashes the site for a moment before Chrome refuses me to continue.
facemaker329
 member, 6889 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Wed 22 Feb 2017
at 06:59
Connection issues with RPOL.
I'm fine today...but yesterday, it seemed like every other thread I tried to open would stall.  Seems more like a routing issue...some connection between me and RPOL was undergoing something that had the CPU tied up pretty severely.  No idea what, or where, though...
Skald
 moderator, 763 posts
 Whatever it is,
 I'm against it
Wed 22 Feb 2017
at 13:55
Connection issues with RPOL.
jase has just posted over in Technical Discussions - seems it's a recurrence of the same server problem:

link to a message in another game
JohnB
 member, 2021 posts
 Demigod of the Stunties
Wed 22 Feb 2017
at 14:05
Connection issues with RPOL.
Thank you Skald.