[Bf-committers] GIT connection problem in release/scripts/ addons_contrib

Vicente vicentecarro at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 00:11:35 CEST 2014

Hi Dan,

Still same problem. Tomorrow I will try it from my office, to make sure 
is a local problem or not. I forgot to say that my neighbour and myself 
have the same IP (apparently this works a bit different from non-fiber 

We both are using Ubuntu 14.04, maybe is a distro problem...

I did the test: git+browse+ping. The git failed, and other two working 
perfectly with a difference of aprox. 1 second between them.

Also I tried git with the verbose option, but nothing special appeared.

During the week is complicated for me, but next weekend I can try to 
meet you in the IRC.

Thank you for your help.


On 06/22/2014 12:01 PM, Trouble Daemon wrote:
> Hi Vicente,
> Replies inline.
> On Sun, Jun 22, 2014 at 7:00 AM, Vicente <vicentecarro at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yes, I can browse in git.blender.org without problems, I can see the
>> commits and even the diffs.
> Well that is good in that it shows you can make the actual connection to
> the server via TCP, and aren't being firewalled (at least not initially). I
> did see your requests in the logs for your browser. It doesn't sound like a
> problem with firewall as you wouldn't be able to do anything with git (http
> or otherwise), or ping the machine if it blocked you. A good test would be
> to try ping or visit the git repo in a web browser immediately after you
> try a git pull.
>> But happens that sometimes I get an error loading blender.org, like if
>> the timeout were too low. So if it didn’t respond in 5 secs, then I get
>> an error page. I don't know but maybe is related.
> The blender.org server is a different machine and occasionally goes down.
> This last week it was down for a bit due to an unplanned upgrade (a lib got
> upgraded separately from the web server and broke its restart). It also
> would have been restarted a bunch of times (quick second/sub-second
> restarts to reload the fast cgi process) for Francesco's work on an
> upcoming blender web service, but otherwise should be up.
>> Oh and my connection is 100/100 optic fiber, so speed should not be the
>> problem. But I'm in Iceland and sometimes the ping can be high (right
>> now the ping to git.blender is 50ms, nothing special).
> That is actually a great ping (better than I get from Canada). I wonder if
> the speed and latency of your connection is just hitting the services too
> fast for the firewalls taste. Many of the rules are relics from some of the
> initial installs for blender.org servers and could probably stand to have
> some of their limits raised a bit. It is a little tricky though without
> monitoring everything at a forensic level so they we can numerically define
> the difference between normal and abuse, with regards to TCP connections.
>> And here my config.
>> $ cat .git/config
>> [core]
>>       repositoryformatversion = 0
>>       filemode = true
>>       bare = false
>>       logallrefupdates = true
>> [remote "origin"]
>>       url = http://git.blender.org/blender.git
>>       fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*
>> [branch "master"]
>>       remote = origin
>>       merge = refs/heads/master
>> [submodule "release/datafiles/locale"]
>>       url = http://git.blender.org/blender-translations.git
>> [submodule "release/scripts/addons"]
>>       url = http://git.blender.org/blender-addons.git
>> [submodule "release/scripts/addons_contrib"]
>>       url = http://git.blender.org/blender-addons-contrib.git
>> [submodule "scons"]
>>       url = http://git.blender.org/scons.git
>> But yesterday before sending the email report  I changed all the "git"
>> protocols by  "http", just to try. But the error is the same.
>> I have to add that sometimes other parts of the repository are
>> unresponsive but if I retry a few times they work, except addons_contrib.
> Strange indeed. Having your neighbours have problems doesn't sound right.
> There isn't anything I can think of at the IP level that would affect only
> addons-contrib.git though; you would either be able to connect to the
> server, or you wouldn't be. As mentioned above though, if you were making
> new TCP connections too quickly, the server might have blocked you for a
> period of time. Perhaps this is what is happening. At worst, if you could
> pop on irc for something more realtime, I can probably track the state of
> your IP better while getting you to run some test connections.
>> I send you my IP in a private message.
> Thanks. Unfortunately I couldn't see anything that would answer this
> problem on that IP. I made a few tweaks to the firewall to ease things for
> git. I guess give it another shot and see if that helps. Please let me know
> if there is still a problem.
> Dan
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