Rackspace’s DNS rate limiting

Today, while I was having lunch, I started receiving email notifications about Niume’s servers not responding. In the beginning it was just one server, so I removed it from the load balancer, then restarted the httpd process and put it back again.

But then the other servers started behaving the same way, even though the load was well under capacity. Between those email notifications, there was a Rackspace support email:

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The Great Return [From Greece to Great Britain]

Some of you may have read about my Great Escape [From Great Britain to Greece].  Many people had various questions about it, but the one question that kept repeating was simple: “How did you come back?”

And then I thought, that there was some space for a story about it, since it was a challenge for me.

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