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Uber Geek

# 153729 6-Oct-2014 15:37
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Just me, or is anybody else having major problems with connection failures, timeouts, resets, when trying to get HTTP from international sites (especially from CDN's). Can't even get tinyMCE to load on geekzone because the "cachefly" connection never connects.

NB: Cable, Christchurch, and using ;

James Sleeman
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Master Geek

  # 1148415 6-Oct-2014 17:21
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having issues here too, Christchurch also

edit: also appears to be with CDNs, so maybe it's them. it comes and goes

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Uber Geek

  # 1148422 6-Oct-2014 17:27
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ir1141: having issues here too, Christchurch also

edit: also appears to be with CDNs, so maybe it's them. it comes and goes

I also see it on some other non-CDN sites, but CDNs are definitely mostly stuffed most of the time.  I first noticed it last night, various forums, wordpress sites, reddit (thumbs particularly) all started flaking out.

Tracing the path to ( on TCP port 80 (http), 30 hops max
1 0.368 ms 0.243 ms 0.233 ms
2 * * *
3 544.099 ms 244.854 ms 281.230 ms
4 ( 23.503 ms 30.025 ms 26.041 ms
5 ( [open] 25.921 ms 3001.074 ms *

James Sleeman
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  # 1148456 6-Oct-2014 18:17
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I have also been having issues loading international websites. They time out altogether or some elements wont load requiring multiple refreshes. I've started running everything through a VPN and have been able to load everything fine that way so I'm not sure if its related or not.

Vodafone ADSL2, Invercargill

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Uber Geek


  # 1148463 6-Oct-2014 18:20
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Same here, in Pegasus Christchurch, on Cable. For example, the checkout page of AliExpress won't load.

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Uber Geek

  # 1148487 6-Oct-2014 18:50
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Was unusable most of the day for me (VF Fibre), went home to get stuff done.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1148495 6-Oct-2014 18:59
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It's been bad for me since last night, I struggle to load Geekzone and reddit. A few other sites are slow at loading and/or don't completely load.

I'm in Wellington on ex-tcl adsl.

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Master Geek

  # 1148497 6-Oct-2014 18:59
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I can't even get to some local websites such as geekzone :-( Have only had Vodafone for about a month now and it hasn't been the best experience. This seems to happen a lot. On 2 degrees shared wifi from my phone so I can post.

Tracert to

3rd hop to telstra 480ms 370ms 320ms come on voda jeez.


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Uber Geek
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  # 1148506 6-Oct-2014 19:10
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When posting can you please include your approx location,


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Master Geek


  # 1148538 6-Oct-2014 19:31
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Ex-TCL cable, west Christchurch.



I have also had a lot of problems tonight with international websites loading slowly or not at all.



There were two U.S.-based forum sites that would not load at all, gave them several attempts. Then I tried them with https and they loaded promptly. Went back to http and they worked fine on that too. Coincidence?


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Uber Geek

  # 1148552 6-Oct-2014 19:52
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Ex-TCL fibre in North Shore, Auckland.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1148573 6-Oct-2014 20:10
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Getting plan speed (50Mbps) to the Wellington Vodafone Speedtest server, but only 3-5Mbps everywhere else, including nationally. Wellington cable.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1148583 6-Oct-2014 20:25
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In Karori wellington on 50 down plan cable

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Wannabe Geek

  # 1148630 6-Oct-2014 21:13
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I have been experiencing problems all of today and also on Sunday (note this was before the Newlands power cut)

I am an ex-Telstra Clear customer on a Cable connection located in Khandallah.

Getting  (50Mbps) to the Wellington Vodafone Speedtest server but international speed tests are in the 3-5Mbps range. International sites are very slow and mostly time out.

I had the DNS in the router set up for ; and I also tried Open DNS hoping that would fix the issue but it's still slow.

To use the Internet I have to use my Telecom Mobile on the 4G network.

From memory this happened about a month ago and was very frustrating.

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Master Geek

  # 1148692 6-Oct-2014 22:10
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I am in Beckenham, Christchurch and have noticed issues getting to various sites today. Issues may have started earlier as others have suggested but we were not home so don't know.

Issue is intermittent connectivity to some sites. For example was unreachable about 9pm and I connected to a VPN which is on the Voager network and I could reach the site with no problems. I disconnected the VPN and site is not available again. Repeat with same result. Had the same issue with about 15 minutes ago. Most NZ sites seem to be working OK.

I did get sidetracked with metservice until I found out they were having issues tonight.

I have a site to site VPN to a company in Los Angeles and this is usually very stable but was dropping out around mid afternoon today.

Seems like the Vodafone techs are on the case so hopefully sorted soon.


My DNS servers are:

Another site I can only reach via VPN:

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1148702 6-Oct-2014 22:17
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I've also been having these issues since this morning as well. I'm on Vodafone cable in Wellington. Several sites are slow, latency's a bit higher than normal, and a handful of websites just flat-out don't work at all or take several reloads. I've been able to reproduce a few timeouts when running traceroutes to international domains as well, although they've been relatively clean given how otherwise unpredictable the connection has been.

Distorter: I can't even get to some local websites such as geekzone :-(

Geekzone isn't local. The servers appear to be hosted in the United States. If you look up the address for, you'll be presented with and for IPs.

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