DudeOfLondon wrote:Frankfurt node is very picky since yesterday. Every 15-20 minutes I have massive timeouts for about 2 minutes and then it mostly gets back to normal.
When the timeouts while browsing appear, I made ping tests.
Pinging the LAN-router is 1ms.
Pinging my own External IP: 188.8.131.52 gives ~55ms
But pinging goolge.de for example gives timeout.
df wrote:Maybe your browser is reading from cache the error it saw when Iceland was down?
This process has been underway for more than a month, as we saw the need to provide redundant capability to serve our websites... and it was more or less on track when, in recent weeks, problems with the internet connectivity coming and going from the island of Iceland started to become noticeable, then common, then almost overwhelming... in the past couple days, "overwhelming" is the description best suited. A visit to our cryptostorm.science network status page shows all the gory details, which impact both our websites and our Icelandic cluster (anchor node: fenrir).
Because these problems are 'upstream' from both our servers themselves, and from the datacenter in which our servers are housed, there's little or nothing any of us can do to resolve them. It's like having construction on a highway between one's house and one's intended destination: no amount of driveway sweeping or cleaning will help with the highway's crash site, and until that bottleneck clears there's not going to be much happy motoring to be had.
We're not leaving Iceland, and we're not leaving our current datacentre there! However, reality is that availability there is taking a hit lately - being an island, that's a risk. Word 'on the street' (i.e. amoungst well-connected colleagues in the deeper parts of the security tech ecosystem) is that these attacks relate to certain governments trying to "break" the anonymity of visitors to some sites within the Tor privacy network. We'll write a bit more about that in a separate post, but if that's why Iceland is being hit so hard lately, it's doubly tragic: both for the targets of the attack on Tor anonymity, and because the entire country of Iceland is being impacted so one vendetta can be acted out.
We'll update this post once the sites roll back to their normal selves... meanwhile, feel free to read the couple of posts here at cryptohaven. Not much, yet, but we're happy so far with how the project is progressing.
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