I think haggis broke the server...
The server seems pretty solid now... Thanks Philip!
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I'm still tinkering with it, load is higher than I'd like.
I finally got the server load down to where it should be last night.
It took tweaking a number of TCP settings, blocking misbehaving spiders and scripts hitting tens of thousands of pages, limiting number of connections per IP, etc.
Does anyone get an error message "Page Temporarily Unavailable" when flipping through pages fast ? (it's a side effect of limiting number of concurrent connections per IP, could be more relevant when browsing behind proxies)
I haven't seen anything like that yet Philip. I will let you know if I do though.
I went through a bunch of pages real fast, no issues.
I've been getting a couple of them this morning (errors)
When I came to check out the place the other night I got the "Server unavailable" message and was about to end it all....
But I guess it happens every so often?
PLEASE don't allow this again ok? or there will be trouble, wet fish at 20 paces