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the ask site loads too slowly

asked 2018-12-28 20:48:21 -0500

nicklevinson gravatar image

updated 2019-01-04 18:14:02 -0500

Some days when I access <ask.fedoraproject.org>, it takes about three minutes (clocked) from when a page title arrives at my browser until the rest of the page (at least above the fold) suddenly (not gradually) pops into view. Example.com and example.org (both literally) appear with near-zero latency even while ask.fedoraproject.org is waiting to load. An auto-redirect within the domain was also rapid, with destination page content then not appearing until minutes had passed. This problem happens when I wait for the ask.* home page, then for the login page, then for the page after the login. That alone is about nine minutes. It also happened at logout, bringing the total to 12 minutes for just those four pages. When this happened, I didn't have time left to browse threads, so I don't know if they're affected. During the slow loads, the browser tells me that it's getting data from ask.fedoraproject.org and at other times that it's waiting for fonts.googleapis.com. My browser deletes cookies after each session; none are persistent. I had the problem just now, but once I'm at a thread and editing (right now) page loading is at normal speed, so the problem may be limited to initial access and login/logout. I'm using Firefox on F29, kept evergreen. P.S.: To correct misspellings here 1-4-19, logging in was at nearly normal speed; but I'll want to test it some more on other days to be sure it's fixed.

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If you go to either of those domains in Firefox and click on More Info, you'll learn that neither of them is a real domain. They're both reserved as examples to be used in documentation without having to worry about interfering with a real domain. There's no latency because Firefox simply displays that page without needing to pull anything off of the net.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-12-28 21:54:13 -0500 )edit

There's probably a router somewhere between you and here that's giving trouble. Your first step should be to run ping ask.fedoraproject.org and let it run for fifteen to twenty pings before killing it with CTRL-C. Copy the two lines of summary into a comment here, and we'll go from there.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-12-29 01:27:49 -0500 )edit

The opening post is clarified. Both domains (& *.net) are reserved but real (there's no More Info but Page Info & More don't disagree) (confirmed with traceroute) & stored in Firefox only till cache-emptying (confirmed with networkless test). Yahoo, gov.uk from US, etc. are fast thru same general Wi-Fi network at same time. Auto-redirect is fast but full page load is still slow. Ping statistics at a recent problem time: 17 packets transmitted, 17 received, 0% packet loss, time 33ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 73.040/76.282/81.819/2.496 ms

nicklevinson gravatar imagenicklevinson ( 2019-01-02 20:21:21 -0500 )edit

There is a delay, but not three minutes here. I see a consistent delay of 3-5 seconds while pages are loading. I thought it was odd. I have no idea if it is the web site, an issue somewhere else on the web, or the tire pressure in my right rear tire. Let the finger pointing begin.

Glenn gravatar imageGlenn ( 2019-01-03 03:18:45 -0500 )edit

I agree with nicklevinson. Under Windows 10 with the Edge browser the load time of "Ask Fedora.." website is extreme high. That has nothing to do with the region and the router and other speculations, posted here. Whatever I use for web-browsing( Windows; Linux, Firefox, Edge ..). all other visited websites are extreme responsive, excluded "ask Fedora..".

heliosstyx gravatar imageheliosstyx ( 2019-01-10 07:37:59 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-01-05 08:59:03 -0500

Aeyoun gravatar image

I’ve had this issue before, and found out it was region dependant. Not every user will have the same performance as other users. I asked about it on ircs://chat.freenode.net:6697/#fedora-admin and someone there was able to do some database maintenance and purge a local cache (or something to that effect) and I saw a really good site performance improvement after that. I think I’ve had to do that two or three times over the years I’ve been on here.

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answered 2019-01-10 07:44:10 -0500

heliosstyx gravatar image

I agree with nicklevinson. Under Windows 10 with the Edge browser the load time of "Ask Fedora.." website is extreme high. That has nothing to do with the region and the router and other speculations, posted here. Whatever I use for web-browsing( Windows; Linux, Firefox, Edge ..). all other visited websites are extreme responsive, excluded "ask Fedora..".

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