Sunday, August 14, 2011

Skipped a beat... or two

Make that three.

I woke up this morning at about 6:15AM—which is late for me, but it's a weekend—and checked the proxy list to find there had been no updates since 4AM.

I did a hard Ctrl-F5 and came up with a "Host not found".

This is not the first time this has happened, and I've been waiting for it to happen again.

The first thing I did was do an nslookup on


So I tried (with a capitol "M")...


Not this shit again.

I really didn't want to deal with it so I grudgingly added the addresses back into good old faithful /etc/hosts. WTF, it worked last time.

The 7AM and 8AM updates ran fine. Then, working on something else entirely, I borked the box—sucked up all the RAM & CPU cycles—during the 9AM run. By 10AM the list was back on schedule. Now, it's 11AM and it's back to normal, which is entirely different from "on schedule".

While messing around with all that crap, I popped in to the hosting provider to poke around. While there, I grabbed my stats, below. The bar graph is slightly truncated on the right.

These stats only go back to May, when I moved the list off GoDaddy. The Cameroonians lost their top spot to the USA, unless you consider "Hits" more important than "Pages". Then they're Numero Uno again. But Germany beats them all in bandwidth.

This is completely different from the Extreme-DM stats page, which only counts "unique visitors".

Russia didn't even make it to the top ten. No love for хинки? Probably not, considering I scraped all their proxies.

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