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Thu May 15, 2014, 03:03 PM

Expect DU downtime 11PM-1AM ET: Our ISP is conducting maintenance to fix Qwest/CenturyLink issues

Our ISP is conducting emergency maintenance tonight during a window which beings at 11PM ET and ends at 1AM ET. During this window, they will "reconfigure BGP routes to avoid latency and dropped packets caused by a saturated link on the Qwest/CenturyLink network."

Between 11PM and 1AM ET, all visitors (not just those on Qwest or CenturyLink) may experience issues connecting to DU.

Our ISP expects the maintenance to take approximately 20 minutes, although they reserve the entire two-hour window for testing and verification.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and thanks for your patience while we work to resolve this issue. We hope this will solve the connection problems that many members have been experiencing since last week.



PS. If you do experience any difficulty getting on DU tonight, feel free to check out www.discussionist.com

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Reply Expect DU downtime 11PM-1AM ET: Our ISP is conducting maintenance to fix Qwest/CenturyLink issues (Original post)
EarlG May 2014 OP
steve2470 May 2014 #1
ret5hd May 2014 #2
rrneck May 2014 #3
Cha May 2014 #4
BanzaiBonnie May 2014 #5
Rhiannon12866 May 2014 #6
2naSalit May 2014 #7
antiquie May 2014 #8
hrmjustin May 2014 #9
Hoppy May 2014 #10
Bluenorthwest May 2014 #11
Cha May 2014 #12
Make7 May 2014 #14
Cha May 2014 #16
Make7 May 2014 #18
Cha May 2014 #19
William769 May 2014 #13
Cha May 2014 #17
Triana May 2014 #15
Triana May 2014 #23
csziggy May 2014 #20
Cha May 2014 #21
defacto7 May 2014 #22
nilram May 2014 #24
freshwest May 2014 #25

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 15, 2014, 03:10 PM

1. thanks for the info EarlG and keep up the good work ! nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 15, 2014, 03:15 PM

2. This is probably when the NSA installs the latest version of their tracking software.

Just sayin'.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 15, 2014, 03:57 PM

3. You want we should get Skittles over there to hand out an ass kicking for ya? nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 15, 2014, 04:03 PM

4. Mahalo EarlG.. I appreicate all you guys for our Board. I've been getting in through

the sync link you gave us. We get wifi through Time Warner on Kaua'i.. I'm pretty sure that's what the owner of the building uses. I still can't get the Pic of Moment which is wrong.. I have a new laptop and everything else works with high speed.

Thanks but no thanks to discussionist.. I went there last night and I can see it's not for me. But, to those who do like it.. have at it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 15, 2014, 04:14 PM

5. I've had trouble connecting to DU for weeks

so it won't be anything new.

Hoping this will fix it. Good job guys.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 15, 2014, 05:13 PM

6. Thanks for letting us know!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 15, 2014, 05:45 PM

7. YAY!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 15, 2014, 05:46 PM

8. Yippee!1!

 


(Disc is nice but I was missing DU.)

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 15, 2014, 05:47 PM

9. I hope it works.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 15, 2014, 06:43 PM

10. Just don't fuck with my LOL Cats on Sunday.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 15, 2014, 07:03 PM

11. Nothing new, DU has been as glitchy and unstable as Huffpost on meth for some time

 

nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 15, 2014, 09:29 PM

12. P.S. Updated Correction.. I have Hawaiian Telcom for my ISP if this makes any

difference. Looking for every possible angle of why DU's server is messing with my ability to download Pic of the Moment and to access a link that doesn't have "sync" in it.

Thanks

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Thu May 15, 2014, 10:11 PM

14. The Pic of the Moment on the Home Page and in the V&M Forum is on upload.democraticunderground.com.

Here is the link to that picture on each DU sub-domain:

PotM on metamorphosis.democraticunderground.com
PotM on upload.democraticunderground.com
PotM on sync.democraticunderground.com
PotM on election.democraticunderground.com
PotM on betterment.democraticunderground.com

I imagine at least the one on sync.democraticunderground.com worked okay for you.

Hopefully they find and fix the problem tonight - and everything goes back to normal for those affected.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #14)

Thu May 15, 2014, 10:32 PM

16. Mahalo Make~ However "upload" does NOT work for me.. just blank/white and endless buffering..

That PotM "sync" one Worked though.. first look at a PofM I've had since last Thursday!

I shall save this links in email drafts with the other links so I can see PofM.. by hook or crook.

Here's to finding and fixing..!

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Thu May 15, 2014, 10:46 PM

18. Unfortunately the web address for the PotM changes whenever it changes.

http://sync.democraticunderground.com/imgs/2014/140515-preparations-begin-for-operation-american-spring.jpg
http://sync.democraticunderground.com/imgs/2014/140514-another-obamacare-myth-bites-the-dust.jpg
http://sync.democraticunderground.com/imgs/2014/140509-boehner-dodges-questions-on-gops-benghazi-money-grab.jpg

You might be able to right-click on the space where the image should appear (if it doesn't load) and copy the image location. Then paste that in the address bar of a new browser tab/window, delete the www and enter in sync (or whatever seems to be working) and hit the enter key. And hopefully the picture will appear.

If we're lucky this will all be moot in an hour or so - but it's a good idea to retain the info should some other connection issues arise in the future.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #18)

Thu May 15, 2014, 10:54 PM

19. Ooops! I meant to say "upload" does Not work for me.. but, your

sync PofM did!



Ah, good to know about the web address change with each pic.. here's to Mootness!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 15, 2014, 09:43 PM

13. I don't consider that a inconvenience, I consider it a blessing!

You think some people here don't like me? Century link is about to block my phone number to them because of this! Let's just say I was started out nice and it went downhill from there.

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Response to William769 (Reply #13)

Thu May 15, 2014, 10:33 PM

17. At least it started out

nice.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 15, 2014, 10:32 PM

15. Thanks so much guys for trying to get this resolved.

 

I can access from home, but not from work. In the same town/locality, no less. I use TWC at home. No idea what's at work but connectivity to DU from work has SUCKED since Monday - not that I spend a lot of time on DU from work - but I do check in a couple times a day to see what's going on. I HATE when I can't get to DU 'cause then I feel like I don't know WTH is going on! News media, as you know, is worthless so DU is a major source of news and current events for me.

Anyway, I hope this resolves it. *sigh* So frustrating! I'm sure it is frustrating for you too, so thanks for keeping on it.

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Response to Triana (Reply #15)

Fri May 16, 2014, 10:38 AM

23. Yeeeaaaaaa! Iz fixed at work now too.

 

WooHoo!



Tx Earlg and Skinner and Flying Squirrel!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 16, 2014, 12:26 AM

20. Thank you for trying to get this fixed!

I've been having DU withdrawal symptoms - and it's not pretty. I've actually {GASP} been getting other stuff done.

Right now it seems to be working great.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 16, 2014, 02:08 AM

21. It's Fixed! Mahalo! Here's to

the Fixers and the Joyful thought of it never happening again!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 16, 2014, 03:56 AM

22. Hey hey!

If it works, do it!

Thanks

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 16, 2014, 02:20 PM

24. Awesome, glad you guys found this, I've been thinking the issue was on my computer

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 01:45 AM

25. Anything going on tonight, May 21st? Not loading at all at times. I'm not with Qwest/Century Link.nt

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