It takes 4 seconds from clicking a link to resolving the homepage (minimal graphics) searching takes ages. I'm using a 1.5mb connection and every other forum I surf is lighting compared to this - including many based overseas.
It looks like Telstra is having some issues. I ran a trace from Canberra and it died after a couple of hops. Your IP also doesn't resolve - another Telstra problem, though not one that should affect performance.
I agree. Very frequently it times out in getting new messages, or just takes forever. I pressed the 'new messages' button some 15 min's ago, and nothing happened for 30 seconds, so I went to another web page. Don't know how long it took to come up, but it sure was slow enough for me to give up.
This is consistent with both home and work, and has been happening as long as I've been on the forum.
Monday, May 21, 2007 - 12:33 am, by: Joshua Rao(Soaren1)
This forum is so slow for me too. I'm on 512k, and when i get restricted to 128k after using my monthly quota, I open a page, go do something and later come back to kill time as its that slow. I'm with Optus. However I absolutely love this forum and believe the waiting is a small price to pay
Guys, I will see if I can get what appear to be some routing issues investigated.
Apart from Telstra, there appear to be issues with the Telstra/Optus gateway. I have noticed odd behaviour on various traceroutes at times, but hoped that the techs in charge of the routers knew what they were doing. However as some people appear to be getting excessive delays, then those issues ned to be looked at.
Monday, May 21, 2007 - 02:21 pm, by: Leon Wright(Techman)
Get rid of IE, now that would be a good start!
It sounds like you having some major routing issues connecting to SC.
Unfortunately diagnosing such problems can be very very difficult (had plenty of phone calls from South Africa at 3am in the morning wondering why they can't access our mail server etc.) for starters who's your ISP?
Update it and scan your computer. Spyware can do funny things. You may not notice on other sites, but if you are already having packet loss to SC then Spyware can be the straw that breaks the camels back.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 08:17 am, by: Callum Finch(Sigeneat)
Strange.. i wonder if it has something to do with XP Home / Professional kitouts.... Home doesn't promote the use of user accounts where as Pro does..
A note to people as well, the tracert command may take a long time to run on soarercentral.com When i tested it, it resolved the first 4 hops however then started to time out over the following hops....
Some hops timing out is normal, as some routers don't respond to trace route. It's slow hops that we are looking for.
Example, this is a trace run from a Telstra server in Melbourne, which has a few non-responding hops, but there aren't any slow hops.
traceroute to www.soarercentral.com (126.96.36.199), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets 1 vlan250.lon-service6.Melbourne.telstra.net (188.8.131.52) 0.509 ms 0.291 ms 0.321 ms 2 GigabitEthernet11-0.lon-core3.Melbourne.telstra.net (184.108.40.206) 0.293 ms 0.296 ms 0.209 ms 3 TenGigE0-12-0-2.exi-core1.Melbourne.telstra.net (220.127.116.11) 3.092 ms 1.418 ms 2.331 ms 4 POS0-0-0-0.way-core4.Adelaide.telstra.net (18.104.22.168) 15.643 ms 15.446 ms 15.421 ms 5 GigabitEthernet0-1.way27.Adelaide.telstra.net (22.214.171.124) 12.805 ms 13.059 ms 12.971 ms 6 optus3.lnk.telstra.net (126.96.36.199) 13.652 ms 13.559 ms 13.084 ms 7 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) 14.145 ms 13.865 ms 14.447 ms 8 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168) 13.655 ms 14.592 ms 14.551 ms 9 * * * 10 gi5-1.cor3.adl2.internode.on.net (22.214.171.124) 15.273 ms 15.611 ms 14.914 ms 11 fa0-0.rtr7.adl2.internode.on.net (126.96.36.199) 16.206 ms 15.911 ms 16.133 ms 12 * * * 13 web.ace.net.au (188.8.131.52) 37.076 ms 37.788 ms 36.423 ms