January 2nd, 2013

Teddy: Tatty (Flowers)

About LJ's slowness

Assuming I can post this (I still can't easily comment or comment at all on quite a few journals or even answer comments on my own) here is LJ's latest post about the problems - for those of you who may not have seen it.

LiveJournal is currently up, but you may encounter some problems while attempting to use the service. Specifically, some pages may load slowly, the site may not respond when trying to login, and attempting to post entries or comments may result in intermittent errors. For people using certain Internet Service Providers (ISPs), LiveJournal is completely unavailable.

While LiveJournal has experienced some issues with our servers which we have posted about earlier, these issues have been resolved. The current problems are being caused by a sharp increase in malicious traffic which began on December 31. The first wave of that traffic was targeted at profile pages. As a temporary response to this, we disabled profile pages to maintain availability of the rest of the service.

We have already un-blocked profile pages but at this time, but some people using ISPs which have contributed to the malicious traffic are still being blocked by our mitigation system. We understand that there are legitimate users affected by this; in order to allow these people to access the site, we are taking steps to make the list of blocked addresses more precise so no legitimate users are affected.
In case your ISP is being blocked, there are several ways you can try to access the site:
  • The Opera browser has a Turbo mode which works like a proxy server; LiveJournal may be available through this feature in Opera;
  • If have access to an alternate ISP, try connecting through that ISP;
  • You can try using any proxy servers available to you so your request is routed through networks that are not being blocked. If you do this, we strongly suggest you only use the servers you trust; passing your username and password through an untrusted network (e.g. in order to log in) can result in your account being compromised.
  • We apologize for the inconvenience these problems have caused.

    As someone who uses Opera, I guess I will try Opera Turbo. Well I'm trying Turbo and I can't say it has made any noticeable difference - maybe it'll help me to comment/reply to comments though. I can read my flist - but then I could read that yesterday and on NYE.

    Interestingly, whilst it doesn't seem to have helped generally, I can now actually answer comments - so that's something, right?