Gary Brown wrote:
> For the past few weeks I have not been able to access the
> Investor's Business Daily (IBD) website. The problem exists on
> both computers I use - both XP Pro SP3. Internet Explorer 8 and
> FireFox both time out. Chrome can almost get me there but reads
> part of their PDF electronic copy then hangs - same place each
> time. No other website is affected. There no problems
> previously. IBD tech staff could offer no solution.
> That it occured at the same time on both computers and is
> independent of browser makes me wonder if a software update did
> something - they are set up similarly and kept updated.
> Otherwise, I am at a loss. Any other IBD subscribers here?
and check to see if you get an IP address for it. (I see 18.104.22.168)
If you use this command
that shows all the routers between you and the web site. Right now,
that command shows there are about 15 hops in the path, and the trace
does complete. Each person doing that test, will see a different number
6 25 ms 25 ms 24 ms above.net [22.214.171.124]
7 51 ms 26 ms 26 ms ge-3-2-0.mpr2.lga5.us.above.net [126.96.36.199]
8 34 ms 34 ms 34 ms xe-2-2-0.cr2.dca2.us.above.net [188.8.131.52]
9 59 ms 66 ms 59 ms xe-2-1-0.cr2.iah1.us.above.net [184.108.40.206]
10 90 ms 90 ms 90 ms xe-4-0-0.er2.lax9.us.above.net [220.127.116.11]
11 91 ms 90 ms 90 ms 18.104.22.168.allocated.above.net [22.214.171.124]
12 95 ms 91 ms 91 ms 126.96.36.199
13 90 ms 91 ms 91 ms nat_188.8.131.52.williamoneil.com [184.108.40.206]
14 * 91 ms 90 ms nat_220.127.116.11.williamoneil.com [18.104.22.168]
15 92 ms 91 ms 91 ms www.investors.com
The web site is advertising heavy, and the web page makes a lot of
references to things like doubleclick.net and the like. Some web
pages are designed not to render, until all the advertising has been
detected to be downloaded to the user's browser. In some cases,
it will be an associated web site, which is holding up the works.
You need to find a web page on the site, that isn't wired up that
way, to test it. This is as about lightweight a page as I can find.
If you're viewing the PDF (using the browser plugin that allows opening
a PDF in the browser window), you should instead try downloading the PDF
entirely to your disk, then open the file in Acrobat Reader and see if you
can scroll all the way through it.