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Forum performance issues

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The forum has been intermittently a bit slow for the part couple of days, but tonight it is at times unusable.

As far as I can tell at present, this is due to an abnormally high number of hits on the forum (maybe 200x our usual load).

I am monitoring the situation, and will update this when more is known.

[edit] Having just posted that, the server load has come back within normal bounds...
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Re: Forum performance issues

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I couldn't get in at all with Chrome a couple of hours ago.

Seems OK now.
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There are still server load issues this morning. It looks like generic scanning by bots looking for an insecure server, rather than anything specifically targeted at us.
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Re: Forum performance issues

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The forum server has now settled down to normal operation, with no significant configuration changes having been made.

I have a suspicion that one of the many search engine bots may have gone rogue and bombarded us with page requests, but I don't have proof of that.

I can test that theory if it happens again.