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HTTP Connection not closing (9 posts)

  1. cpjolicoeur
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm having a strange timeout problem with my site, http://celtics.twistshow.com.

    I'm trying to add some feeds to my feedburner account, specifically http://celtics.twistshow.com/wp-rss2.php.

    The problem I'm having is that the HTTP connection isn't being closed. I've been working with the IT Director at FeedBurner to try to diagnose the problem, and this is what we've come up with.

    When I request that feed (both with and without the cat=6 parameter) using command-line testing tools (curl, wget, etc) your server sends the contents of the XML, all the way down to the closing </rss> element, but it doesn't close the HTTP connection. So what happens is that a request to these files causes our feed fetcher (and browsers as well) to hang, waiting for more data.

    ...this behavior is usually related to an improperly set Content-Length: header, or it could be related to a problematic plugin that is part of your WordPress install.

    the only plugin I have that relates to my feeds is wp-iPodCatter. I've tried disabling this plugin and I'm still having the same problem so I dont think its related to the plugin.

    Anyone else having this problem? Any Ideas?

  2. miri
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Do you have WP ShortStat enabled? I was having a similar problem until I deactived that plugin.

  3. cpjolicoeur
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yeah, i do. i'll try disabling and see if that fixes it.

  4. cpjolicoeur
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yeah, disabling wp-short-stat solved the problem. that really stinks, because I use short-stat A LOT. I'll have to try to contact the developer.

  5. miri
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I know. I love the plugin too and use it on two sites. It was working perfectly until today. If you get more information about it, please post!

  6. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Okay guys. If "today" was d-day for the plugin, then it's NOT wp at fault, and probably NOT your (disparate) servers. What does that leave?

    Whatever "runs" wp-short-stat. In other words, the server that serves the results. So ask them....

  7. zman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the heads-up on this wp-short-stat plugin. I spent the last 2 hours trying to figure out why in the hell my blog would not even load up in browser. Soon as I disabled it all problems disappeared. Ah, Short-stat has now been permanently removed, deleted and trashed!!!
    If you want a decent stats tool go with Awstats. Works great and never had any problems.

  8. cpjolicoeur
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yeah, awstats is decent, but short-stat is nice because its integrated right into wordpress and give you some decent stats with a quick lookup.

  9. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    According to this post the lookup service used by short-stats no longer responds... http://wordpress.org/support/topic/47348#post-261664

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