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« on: September 24, 2022, 02:26:21 pm »

Overnight tonight, I will be doing some testing on our web server which will involve taking the disruption map offline, and will mean that URLs of the form will not work either.   There may be periods that the whole Coffee Shop is offline, though I will try to minimise these.

We are experiencing high volumes of enquiries on the various sites on our server, and our Ukraine to UK (United Kingdom) site has been showing not un-expected patterns that need to be curbed - here is an idea of what I need to fix, but being a shared server it will effect the Coffee Shop.

In order to put the fewest possible hurdles in the way of potential guests in the earliest days of our web presence, we did very limited and automated checks on people signing up on our web site.  Of course, it was bound to be that in time we would be found by people looking for sites where they can pass on their message. I have deleted around 600 posts this morning from countries including Iran, China, Brazil, Cuba, USA, Pakistan, India, South Africa, Australia, Nigeria, Cambodia and Argentina, all of which have been made in the last 10 days.  I have looked at sample of, perhaps, a couple of dozen of the posts and none seem relevant to this forum / page.

I am very much aware that Lisa and I were in Greece as we set up this site and forum, even though it relates to two countries far, far from there - so there just could be one or two valid posts culled.  If so, please complain to me and I'll see what I can do.

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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2022, 06:46:47 am »

OK - differences in recent behaviour of server identified as / where expected.  Main coffee shop ran right through; disruption map offline for 3 hours at a time of night there was probably no disruption anyway!

"Heavy" requests (ones that take a lot of resource to handle) were coming in at from various places around the world at around 400 an hour which is way below the levels the server can cope with but they're now being denied much more efficiently, and I know the pattern to watch for and handle quickly in the future.

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