[Pmwiki-users] Strange problem with pmwiki

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at sci.tamucc.edu
Wed Aug 21 12:27:56 CDT 2002

Bizarre!  What version of PHP are you running?  

3-4 minutes for the server to respond sounds like a network problem
somewhere as opposed to PmWiki...however, I know that we once had some
similar problems with some PHP scripts that were being written for
the Harte Research Institute, where sometimes it would take 3-4 minutes
for the server to respond, or sometimes there would be only partial
pages, or a variety of things like that.

Is it consistent?  I.e., are there some machines that *always* take 3-4
minutes when they access the COBWiki, or is it that they just sometimes
take 3-4 minutes to do so?

I'll be very pleased to help troubleshoot this, especially to see if it's
a PmWiki problem or not...

Dr. Patrick R. Michaud 
Professor, Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Director, CBI-Division of Nearshore Research
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi TX 78412
email: pmichaud at tamucc.edu   voice: 361-825-2751   fax: 361-825-2795

On Wed, 21 Aug 2002, Davis, James C. wrote:

> I am having a strange problem with pmwiki that I haven't been able to figure
> out. We are running pmwiki on a RedHat 7.3 box, with apache 1.3.23-11. For
> some reason, when some computers access the wiki pages, it takes about 3-4
> minutes for the server to respond. These machines can access other pages on
> the server, including other php scripts, without difficulty. I even tried
> putting a "hello world" php script in the folder where pmwiki.php is, and it
> worked fine. I even went so far as to temporarily back up pmwiki.php and
> name my "hello world" script pmwiki.php, and that worked fine too. I can
> find no pattern to which machines can access wiki properly and which cannot
> except that all machines on the same subnet as the server seem to work fine.
> I do know that several machines on-campus and at least one off campus work
> fine, but there are several that don't work that are on the same subnet as
> other machines that work. Also, it seems to be browser independent, it does
> this with both IE and Netscape. We have two machines with the same version
> of IE on the same subnet, and one works, the other doesn't. When attempting
> to access the wiki pages the browser says it is loading the page, nothing is
> displayed for about 3-4 minutes, and then it pops up fine. It does this
> every time you view any wiki page. Another thing I tried is installing a
> clean version of pmwiki in a new directory, but this too had the same
> problem. This problem seems to exist for all versions of pmwiki. Server logs
> are inconclusive. They show the normal 200 response codes. Another note:
> these machines are able to access the SciTechWiki fine.
> Our WikiWikiWeb is located at: http://lex.tamucc.edu/wiki
> I am stumped. Any insight in to what could be causing this would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Thanks,
> James Davis
> Network Manager
> College of Business
> Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
> (361)825-5926
> jdavis at cob.tamucc.edu
> http://www.cob.tamucc.edu/jdavis
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