OK, once again, after many hours of costly down time, we have restarted our Zope machine.
Chris, could state your reasons for recommending against FreeBSD? I have had no trouble in over five years that I can directly attribute to FreeBSD, but I am open-minded. That said, I don't mean to reopen the 'best os' debate. This time I am pretty convinced that our problem had to do with changes due to the physical move of some equipment and reconfiguration at the ISP. Of immediate concern to me is whether I can do anything to prevent this happening again. From time to time, my Zope hangs, usually because of an attack by a bad robot requesting lots of complex pages and sending no-cache headers. Then I am able to restart Zope and all is well. For a while, when these attacks were frequent, I had a crontab to zopectl restart every hour. But this event was different and I would like to know if anyone thinks that something I am doing wrong could cause the Zope process to become 'unkillable' and require a reset of the machine. Has anyone else had this problem? I would have liked to perform some diagnostic on the machine in its stuck state, but neither I nor the ISP knew where to start. I can accept that, as Dieter said, there are times when the only choice is to switch off and on the box - which I can't do remotely - but wonder if I could have done more... --- Chris Withers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Ken Ara wrote: > > One and a half days later, I am again unable to > stop, > > restart or kill Zope. My ISP host is making > changes on > > their network and I believe the problem is with > them. > > I am in a FreeBSD jail, sharing the machine with a > DNS > > server. It's 3am over there, and I wish I could do > > something while waiting for them to wake up. Then, > we > > need to find out what is causing this problem. > > Move hosters. FreeBSD for all its robustness is not > something I'd > recommend running Zope on... > > > Is there no alternative to physically restarting > this > > machine? While we are stuck, is there anything I > can > > do to diagnose the problem? > > You may have more luck on a FreeBSD list... > > Chris > > -- > Simplistix - Content Management, Zope & Python > Consulting > - http://www.simplistix.co.uk > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ Zope maillist - Zope@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev )