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First eBay, then Facebook

pwatson
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First eBay, then Facebook

Facebook seems to be down now and many of the 'down detector' sites are also offline...
Is there something going on tonight?
http://downdetector.co.uk/problems/facebook
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Re: First eBay,then Facebook

eBay has been working for me but a little sluggish.
Facebook has in the past 15 minutes been totally unusable for us.
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Re: First eBay,then Facebook

Just manually set my DNS to 8.8.8.8 and it seems ok after a browser restart but that could be coincidence.
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My daughter is playing her game criminal case & has said, she is having the typical issues, which happen daily, other that than it is working ok
We are using OpenDNS with Google in reserve, set in the router
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TORPC
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Both facebook & ebay
I suspect someone has let the gremlins out again Cheesy  Roll eyes
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Re: First eBay, then Facebook

If only fb would stay down...
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Re: First eBay, then Facebook

What and deprive youngsters of their fix....it's a high dependency site.
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I don't use Ebay but Facebook's up for me.
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Re: First eBay, then Facebook

Tumblr also went down briefly.
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Quote from: TORPC
Both facebook & ebay
I suspect someone has let the gremlins out again Cheesy  Roll eyes

Actually there was something in the daily mail about this the other day. There was a story about the internet running out of space at the DNS level as many servers host tables were reaching capacity and unable to hold more records in the ram.
Sounded a bit stupid to me if i'm honest but they reckoned it was affecting the big sites quite badly and is due to get worse.
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cisco has been warning people about that for the last 5 years and advising them to replace there old equipment (some of it could be upgraded) as it was always going to happen as more connections were made.....
I rather suspect that is also part of the reason many ISP's limit the total number of devices per customer (some of them are quite rigid about the limits as well) that can be connected at any one time, certainly its not a new phenomenon as some companies and indeed the press would have us believe...
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can you provide an example or two for that as I would like to see the actual limits they enforce
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I'd also be interested in the answer to that as I have 20+ current connected devices but potentially a further 20-30 internet enabled appliances and monitors I'm playing with .......
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about 8 years ago I had orange internet, after 7 days they disconnected the service and refunded the monies paid to that date for the service connection on the grounds I was overusing the connection by having more than 5 devices in the home (that letter got binned some years ago in one of many home moves) I've been informed by BTCS in the past that using more than 7 devices at the same time wasn't supported and would lead to service problems (my answer was to bin the home hub and get a decent router they couldn't tro69 into at will to se what I was using)
here is a web search about the problems showing several US isp's having fixed limits, most notably time warner
https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=isp+limit+number+of+devices+

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Sky WiFi: For Sky Broadband Unlimited/Connect/Unlimited Fibre customers. Available on 6 registered devices. Experience varies by location and number of users. App available for Apple devices with iOS 5.1 or later and compatible Android devices with OS2.2.2 and later or 4.x

taken from the sky t&c's here http://www.sky.com/shop/broadband-talk/fibre-optic/
so yes some companies even here in the UK do in fact *still* have fixed limits ..... and I could probably go and find a similar limitation listed on some other companies t&c's  but life's  to short  Wink
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