raphnet.net on slashdot



Intro

slashdot logo Slashdot.org is a kind of news site for news concerning technology, science, video games, a bit of politics... (Read slashdot everyday during a week to get an idea of what it is). Of course, this site is *very* popular.

On the november 30 2004, someone posted a news concerning my project to connect a Snes APU on a PC parallel port (slashdot's article) A lot of people tried to follow the link in the article at the same time. Of course, my servers did not crash(hey, I'm not running windows) and did pretty well.

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The machines

There are 2 machines responsible for my website.

The first one is a Pentium 2 running OpenBSD. It does routing, natting, filtering and takes care of the internet connection (Ethernet bridge with IStop.com, over ADSL. No PPPOE :)). At the time where the traffic on my website was at it's peak, here is the result of the uptime command on this machine:
8:45PM up 116 days, 14:57, 2 users, load averages: 0.18, 0.13, 0.09
The connection tracking table was holding more that 1363 entries and my internet connection bandwith was completely used. This was not a very big job for this machine.

The second machine is the web server (and dns). It is a Ultra Sparc 1, running Solaris 9, and using Apache as web server. At the time where the traffic was at it's peak, here is the result of the uptime command:
la commande uptime:
8:48pm up 61 day(s), 3:44, 3 users, load average: 1.76, 2.28, 2.73
Now we can see that the webserver was working harder than the usual :)

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Internet Connection


My internet connection was not very usable during the slashdot effect...
# ping 205.151.222.250
...
64 bytes from 205.151.222.250: icmp_seq=24 ttl=249 time=5773 ms
64 bytes from 205.151.222.250: icmp_seq=25 ttl=249 time=5905 ms
64 bytes from 205.151.222.250: icmp_seq=26 ttl=249 time=5733 ms
64 bytes from 205.151.222.250: icmp_seq=27 ttl=249 time=5449 ms
			
A was receiving a lot of packets/S, as we can see here (tcpdump -n -i _interface_servers_subnet_) :
17:04:43.057451 64.36.32.xxx.1661 > 192.168.0.2.80: . ack 2521 win 65535 (DF)
17:04:43.059113 192.168.0.2.80 > 64.36.32.xxx.1661: . 2521:3781(1260) ack 0 win 50400 (DF)
17:04:43.060019 192.168.0.2.80 > 64.36.32.xxx.1661: P 3781:4372(591) ack 0 win 50400 (DF)
17:04:43.072751 68.251.113.xxx.1303 > 192.168.0.2.80: . ack 21601 win 25920 (DF)
17:04:43.074450 192.168.0.2.80 > 68.251.113.xxx.1303: P 44641:46081(1440) ack 0 win 50160 (DF)
17:04:43.083652 12.10.219.xxx.58873 > 192.168.0.2.80: . ack 4380 win 46720 (DF)
17:04:43.085365 192.168.0.2.80 > 12.10.219.xxx.58873: P 8760:10220(1460) ack 1 win 48604 (DF)
17:04:43.100820 12.10.219.xxx.58873 > 192.168.0.2.80: . ack 5840 win 45260 (DF)
17:04:43.102537 192.168.0.2.80 > 12.10.219.xxx.58873: P 10220:11680(1460) ack 1 win 48604 (DF)
17:04:43.107235 68.228.238.xxx.4578 > 192.168.0.2.80: F 3354638977:3354638977(0) ack 1557458525 win 64267 (DF)
17:04:43.107771 192.168.0.2.80 > 68.228.238.xxx.4578: . ack 1 win 49235 (DF)
17:04:43.139007 69.47.178.xxx.1714 > 192.168.0.2.80: . ack 2921 win 65535 (DF)
17:04:43.140869 192.168.0.2.80 > 69.47.178.xxx.1714: . 3960:5420(1460) ack 0 win 49640 (DF)
17:04:43.142040 192.168.0.2.80 > 69.47.178.xxx.1714: F 5420:6802(1382) ack 0 win 49640 (DF)
17:04:43.149665 67.169.70.xxx.42032 > 192.168.0.2.80: . ack 4345 win 65535 <nop,nop,timestamp 4005770868 528296770> (DF)
17:04:43.153557 69.47.178.xxx.1714 > 192.168.0.2.80: . ack 3960 win 64496 (DF)
17:04:43.159481 69.47.178.xxx.1716 > 192.168.0.2.80: . ack 1 win 65535 (DF)
17:04:43.168650 69.47.178.xxx.1716 > 192.168.0.2.80: P 1:441(440) ack 1 win 65535 (DF)
17:04:43.169786 192.168.0.2.80 > 69.47.178.xxx.1716: . ack 441 win 49200 (DF)
17:04:43.172995 192.168.0.2.80 > 69.47.178.xxx.1716: P 1:274(273) ack 441 win 49200 (DF)
17:04:43.188736 211.30.133.xxx.2496 > 192.168.0.2.80: S 987126853:987126853(0) win 65535 <mss 1460,nop,nop,sackOK> (DF)
17:04:43.189636 192.168.0.2.80 > 211.30.133.xxx.2496: S 3063641482:3063641482(0) ack 987126854 win 49640 <mss 1460,nop,nop,sackOK> (DF)
17:04:43.208018 64.36.32.xxx.1662 > 192.168.0.2.80: S 1369071175:1369071175(0) win 65535 <mss 1260,nop,nop,sackOK> (DF)
17:04:43.208553 192.168.0.2.80 > 64.36.32.xxx.1662: . ack 1 win 50400 (DF)
17:04:43.218164 68.228.238.xxx.4580 > 192.168.0.2.80: F 2240835960:2240835960(0) ack 1516094539 win 65041 (DF)
17:04:43.218711 192.168.0.2.80 > 68.228.238.xxx.4580: . ack 1 win 49640 (DF)
17:04:43.220144 203.94.167.xxx.35488 > 192.168.0.2.80: F 0:0(0) ack 2335 win 23168 <nop,nop,timestamp 1252433835 528296760> (DF)
17:04:43.220694 192.168.0.2.80 > 203.94.167.xxx.35488: . ack 1 win 48722 <nop,nop,timestamp 528297200 1252433835> (DF)

			

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Hits

Usually, my website has an average of 70000 hits in one month. After being slashdotted, my website received more than 270000 hits in 2 days (111286 during November 30 and 162728 during December 1st): utilisation par mois

This is a lot of hits in a very short time. On the next graph, it looks like I received almost no visits before december 30, even though the number of daily hits was between 2000 and 4000:
utilisation au jour, decembre 2004

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