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Snow Leopard Server web server weirdness
by Bruce Ure at 03:09 26/02/10 (Forum::Technical Advice::General)
Been tinkering with Snow Leopard Server a bit lately, and thought I'd see what the web server's up to.
Turns out not a lot.

If I visit the root web site from another machine by the server's IP address, it loads all instantaneous and groovy.

However if I visit it by its name, it loads the same page in about 10 minutes, and I'm not exaggerating.

Any browser, any machine, any OS.

The logs just show very widely-spaced GETs.

It's very weird. My money's on some bizarre DNS issue, because the machine also does things like... when you run the Server Admin app it takes anything up to 5 minutes to load, and sometimes when you click to a new section, it takes a couple of minutes to stop with the spinning beachball. WTF?

I really wish I could bash MS about this but unfortch, given that this is about the simplest possible SLS install you could possibly have, I'm gonna relish bashing Apple.

Snow Leopard Server? What a complete pile of shite!

I expect once I do a fresh reinstall it'll all be fine... but that's Windows talk.

[later] I just installed MAMP and it also serves stuff up nice and slow... that's a different instance of Apache than the SLS one, so it kinda points away from the web servers and to... who knows what.


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Snow Leopard Server web server weirdness Bruce Ure - 03:09 26/02/10
Re: Snow Leopard Server web server weirdness Simon - 10:46 26/02/10
What does Activity Monitor say? Anything hogging the CPU?

If you traceroute to the server name, does it go a different route than if you traceroute to the IP?

Could it be trying to reverse-lookup the names of the calling machines for logging purposes?

Re: Snow Leopard Server web server weirdness Bruce Ure - 15:26 26/02/10
Nothing's hogging the CPU.

traceroute is seriously fecked! It times out forever whether I ping the IP address or the name (which resolves instantly).

I think I must have made some Bad Decision during the install. Part of me wants to throw it away and start again, but a bigger part wants to fix it.

Dave (of bdisystems.co.uk) reckons it sounds like there's a DNS thingy timing out somewhere and then it's falling back to a second one that works, and that's why it takes ages to get each file but they get got eventually.

I'll get there!


Re: Snow Leopard Server web server weirdness Simon - 16:34 26/02/10
I'd check what the DNS servers are that the server itself is using, and also its default gateway.