[NCLUG] Connectivity problems to ebay, (and possibly others)
jeff at themoes.org
Tue Dec 27 15:28:18 MST 2005
John L. Bass wrote:
> [root at fastbox log]# telnet 220.127.116.11 80
> [root at fastbox log]# telnet 18.104.22.168 80
> [root at test ~]# telnet 22.214.171.124 80
> [root at Bass ~]# telnet 126.96.36.199 80
> Try telneting to each of the addresses above a few times and let me
> you are also seeing the problem.
I can confirm I'm seeing "flakiness" with those IPs from my Linux boxes
co-located @ FRII. I tried from different boxes which are on different
subnets, each with their own ethernet drop (e.g. two drops).
Sometimes it wouldn't connect, sometimes it would connect but a "GET /"
would return nothing, and sometimes a "GET /" would show IIS ebay crap:
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 22:04:34 GMT
Server: WebSphere Application Server/4.0
I then tested from two OpenBSD boxes at the FRII co-lo. They were able
to connect /every/ time.
So? Linux kernel bug?
Hmm. I then tested from my Linux laptop connected here in argentina to a
cable modem. It could connect 100% of the time.
The Linux boxes that failed above were running kernels, um, 2.4.30,
2.6.10 & 2.6.12.
Perhaps it's this: the akamai or akamaiish boxes that are caching for
ebay that are between FRII & eBay have some incompatability with the
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