Facebook timeouts

For the last couple of days I have no been able to log into facebook. I get “The connection has timed out
The server at www.facebook.com is taking too long to respond.”

This morning I was able to log in but it was very slow and the page didn’t fully load. Then I got the time out message.
I have tries another computer and it is all normal and it also works fine if I boot this computer into windows.
I thought that it might have been KDE as I am using 4.4.2 (KDE 4.4.2) “release 234” so I logged into icewm, but I still have the same problem. I found another thred where there was a sugestion of pinnging and tracroute. I don’t know what any of this means but here are the results…

sarge@linux-sarge:~> ping -c 10 www.facebook.com
PING www.facebook.com (37.61.54.158) 56(84) bytes of data.

--- www.facebook.com ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 8999ms

linux-sarge:/home/sarge # traceroute www.facebook.com
traceroute to www.facebook.com (37.61.54.158), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets using UDP
 1  192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1)  2.071 ms   1.545 ms   0.966 ms
 2  * * *
 3  nme-nxg-wal-csw1-vlan-1.tpgi.com.au (220.245.179.193)  28.324 ms   32.451 ms   36.104 ms
 4  nme-nxg-wal-crt1-po-1.tpgi.com.au (202.7.162.65)  40.043 ms   43.609 ms   47.365 ms
 5  syd-nxg-men-crt1-ge-3-0-0.tpgi.com.au (202.7.171.141)  62.935 ms   65.679 ms   69.867 ms
 6  if-5-0-0.core4.SQN-SanJose.as6453.net (216.6.30.49)  224.217 ms   227.745 ms   230.964 ms
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I have ipv6 disabled and other web sites all load up fine.
Any ideas anyone?

On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 21:56:01 +0000, asarge wrote:

> For the last couple of days I have no been able to log into facebook. I
> get “The connection has timed out
> The server at www.facebook.com is taking too long to respond.”

Seems that their cluster was having some problems yesterday - I tried to
login and couldn’t, and then tried “downformeoreveryone.com” and it also
reported the site was down.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator

Yeah, it must have been a facebook problem, as I’m not having any problems anymore. Odd that I didn’t have the problems when I booted into windows

Coincedence. I asked around, people on windu systems had the same problems yesterday. They said it was like a blinking light.

On Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:26:01 +0000, asarge wrote:

> Yeah, it must have been a facebook problem, as I’m not having any
> problems anymore. Odd that I didn’t have the problems when I booted
> into windows

Facebook is a pretty massively clustered system, very likely you were
connecting to different nodes in the cluster. :slight_smile:

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator

Thanks for your replys,… it’s always good to learn something.