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Escaping Oblivion

I really don’t know what to do. I’ve let this week pass by without updates because I’m too pissed off.

My connection works perfectly. Dreamhost says that my server is working perfectly too, and I believe them. The problem is somewhere in between — the host with IP address 38.104.230.10 (= CogentCo gateway) for me — and there’s nothing neither me nor them can do about it.

I can’t even move my site elsewhere, because a complete backup, at this speed rate — 15KB/s in the (Europe) morning and 5KB/s in the (Europe) evening — would take about seven months.

Now: is it normal that, after two weeks (at least) of persisting issues, traffic from No Fat Clips!!! is still forwarded through a broken route? Wasn’t the Internet Protocol designed to find the best available route between two hosts? Does this means that Cogent is the only available option?

Sorry for the rant, but there’s little more I can do right now. In fact I could post stuff, even tho’ I wouldn’t be able to watch it myself! The irony…

{ 13 } Comments

  1. d. | 1 November 2009 at 15:39 | Permalink

    dai non abbatterti!
    a me non sembra poi così lento..
    l’importante è la qualità dei post non la velocità.. poi uno al massimo si vede i video sui link esterni vimeo etc..

    daidaidai!! :)

  2. T. | 1 November 2009 at 19:16 | Permalink

    Waow, this sucks big time… and I imagine how pissed off you must be!

    But don’t worry DeK, we’ll wait patiently.

    Have a nice week,

    T.

  3. Crookie | 2 November 2009 at 11:05 | Permalink

    Hope youll get it solved – Cheer up. No worries :)

  4. VivaGermaniac | 2 November 2009 at 18:42 | Permalink

    Yeah! we’ll wait, this site fucking rocks and kicks ass -at the same time.

  5. VivaGermaniac | 2 November 2009 at 19:03 | Permalink

    Oh and Internet Protocol has nothing to do with it, the routing protocol is to blame for routing the traffic to a broken route. But it would be my guess that these “big” isp’s would have EIGRP, OSPF routing protocols.

    Heres an update on the symptoms: I can download 1 video at ~15 kbps, but I can also download 10 videos at ~15kbps at the same time. So I would start believing that I’m being limited to a certain amount of bandwidth per connection I make to your site…

    Maybe you should check with the Isp if they have limited your bandwidth per connection or maybe in your setting, just a wild thought trying to help.

    G.

  6. markus | 3 November 2009 at 17:08 | Permalink

    Try using someone else’s machine as a host through SSH. I have the same problem with Dreamhost- from my place of work, I get a super slow connection to DH, but from home (6km away) it’s very fast. So if I want to upload something, I have to tunnel into my home computer and send things that way. Works pretty well.

  7. jose | 4 November 2009 at 01:34 | Permalink

    Lo siento mucho Dek. Como dice VivaGermaniac, ¡esperaremos!
    Muchas gracias por tu trabajo.

  8. Argonaut | 4 November 2009 at 04:49 | Permalink

    Hope you have it fixed very soon. This is one amazing site, man.

  9. François | 4 November 2009 at 12:20 | Permalink

    Shit happens :(
    I hope you’ll solve the problem and come back soon :)

  10. Alessandro Cima | 5 November 2009 at 23:15 | Permalink

    You should probably move to a new host. Perhaps someone you trust in the U.S. could help move your content somewhere new.

  11. Hemaworstje | 6 November 2009 at 00:24 | Permalink

    who needs a back up who needs an archive right, this is life as we know it Jim.
    Luctor et emergo my boy.

  12. Boudewijn | 6 November 2009 at 11:30 | Permalink

    Hope you have it fixed very soon. This is one amazing site, man. [2]

  13. Elizabeth | 7 November 2009 at 20:11 | Permalink

    This site is worth waiting for man. I’m going to start studying film next year, so this site has proven most useful. I simply love it, it’s a great source of inspiration as well as a way to keep me focused (and a way for me to figure out how to incorporate my own illustration/concept art into film). So hope you get it right soon. :)

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