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  Reply # 754182 31-Jan-2013 23:47
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For what it's worth, Tumblr hosted images are slow to load. About 10 seconds at times before anything appears. Separate issue, just sayin :)




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  Reply # 754882 2-Feb-2013 21:22
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I noticed my street was all marked out for services last week then got a letter today saying UFB is coming to my street shortly. Finally some competition.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 754888 2-Feb-2013 22:02
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UFB may be coming... But will be any ISP you are interested in working with providing the service?





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  Reply # 754994 3-Feb-2013 11:10
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I will be going with anyone who lets me click on any of my favourite pages and not have to wait 5-10 seconds to see it.

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  Reply # 755862 5-Feb-2013 07:27
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so pleased i checked here this morning.  damned facebook been driving me nuts lately with slow or endless loading.  switching to that https thingy mentioned here has fixed it *touch wood*.  thanks all.  

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  Reply # 755869 5-Feb-2013 07:43
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Just to add to this discussion, Facebook has been like this for us for weeks,

Two separate computers, Win7 and Win Vista Biz

We are on TCL's unbundled Dunedin service and access everything else with ease, but facebook, its a hit and miss thing, out of 5 attempts, usually 3 attempt get through.

Haven't really worried about it but thought I would add to the thread here about it. Latest failed attempt was this morning.

I have ruled out it being anything internally on any of our computers or network.

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C:\Users\CraZeD>ping -t www.facebook.com

Pinging www.facebook.com [31.13.70.23] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 31.13.70.23: bytes=32 time=170ms TTL=246
Reply from 31.13.70.23: bytes=32 time=170ms TTL=246
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Ping statistics for 31.13.70.23:
Packets: Sent = 89, Received = 89, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 168ms, Maximum = 176ms, Average = 169ms

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  Reply # 755871 5-Feb-2013 07:47
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Note that using https is recommended for security and in this case it's a workaround because it bypasses the TelstraClear proxy farm.

This is probably hard to diagnose but now that TelstraClear knows this specific service is being affected and not only one user then they might be able to trace things and find what's going on.

The problem is that while Facebook affects a lot of people and is therefore easy to see something is happening, a more obscure site may be affected as well but not many people report or just assume it's a one off.

When a lot of users say "something is wrong" then something is wrong.







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  Reply # 755874 5-Feb-2013 07:56
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It could of course be a problem on facebook's end, we shouldn't rule that out.




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  Reply # 755878 5-Feb-2013 08:03
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It couldn't be ruled out, but seeing there is some "history" with the proxy giving grief before, with similar symptoms, in other sites...





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  Reply # 759090 10-Feb-2013 18:04
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I've had issues with Facebook again this weekend, as well as images on Google+, The Verge, Tumblr etc. – Immediately solved by using Google DNS (which isnt ideal for all things) but at least it doesn't break the web like the cache does at the moment (assuming it's that).

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  Reply # 759856 12-Feb-2013 05:07
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I'm on cable in Christchurch and occasionally experience the same problems others have described.

When these issues do ocour the error code returned from chrome is net::ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE.

The error seems to suggest that a connection is made and an HTTP exchange is taking place, but the response body is empty. It would be interesting to observe the HTTP request(s) / response(s) that take place when one of these errors occurs to see exactly what's going on, unfortunately I haven't had capture software running when one of these event occurs.



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  Reply # 759861 12-Feb-2013 07:26
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LiveHTTPHeaders is a good firefox plugin for watching HTTP conversations.




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  Reply # 761580 13-Feb-2013 10:10
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Has anyone tried using, say, Google DNS servers and experience the same issue?

Facebook is playing up but I am reluctant to change my DNS servers atm because I'm in the middle of a download.

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  Reply # 763655 17-Feb-2013 08:09
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After having a nightmare with this - we might have fixed or significantly improved the issue - only time will tell.

Here what we did via entry into hosts file - (cut and paste from site)
Pardon if silly comment for those in this site but  Dont copy the ip address below - run ping for yourself




So finally here is the solution...
go to some online ping sites like http://ping.eu/ping/
and ping the problem like "static.ak.fbcdn.net" so that you will get the ip address in result like...

64 bytes from akamai-deploy-5.latnetserviss.lv (159.148.86.199): icmp_seq=1 ttl=49 time=43.5 ms
64 bytes from akamai-deploy-5.latnetserviss.lv (159.148.86.199): icmp_seq=2 ttl=49 time=43.6 ms
64 bytes from akamai-deploy-5.latnetserviss.lv (159.148.86.199): icmp_seq=3 ttl=49 time=43.5 ms


Since u got the IP Address "159.148.86.199" Now open
my computer > windows > system32 > Drivers > etc
here u will find a file named "hosts"
open it in notepad.

You may find
"127.0.0.1 localhost" somewhere at the end

make it a new entry ur ip address alongwith site like this

127.0.0.1 localhost
159.148.86.199 static.ak.fbcdn.net

save it..

Now refresh your site, in my case it was www.facebook.com


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  Reply # 763656 17-Feb-2013 08:27
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I don't follow bookmarks for this kind of sites. I usually just type in the address bar. So in the last five days, every time I type www.facebook.com it just waits there until it returns an error, then I remember "Oh, yes, this is TelstraClear, need to bypass their caches with https instead".

So, yes. Still a problem. No specific time of day, just about any time.




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