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Akismet 2.5.0 server/connection problem

  • I just installed Akismet 2.5.0 this morning and ever since I’ve been getting the following errors:

    “kismet has detected a problem. A server or network problem prevented Akismet from checking 2 comments. They have been temporarily held for moderation and will be automatically re-checked in 20 mins.”

    and

    “The key below was previously validated but a connection to akismet.com can not be established at this time. Please check your server configuration.”

    What’s the problem here?

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  • I’m having the same problems with Akismet 2.5.1. Frankly, it’s become more or less useless. Server time-outs and tons of spams that come into my inbox for moderation… Is there anything I can do about this? Before 2.5, it worked great. I’m tempted to go back to an older version.

    Plugin Contributor Joseph Scott
    Member

    @josephscott

    The next version of the plugin will have an increased timeout value for HTTP requests.

    If you don’t want to wait for the next release you can use the development version, files are available https://plugins.svn.wordpress.org/akismet/dev/ – just be aware that this is the development version and not a full release yet.

    Yui
    Participant

    @fierevere

    I ve encountered similar problem after update, akismet 2.5.x is unable to check the comments, even when network is available, i’ve figured where was the problem for my server

    This is the working configuration for curl extension:

    cURL support enabled
    cURL Information 7.21.2
    Age 3
    Features
    AsynchDNS No
    Debug No
    GSS-Negotiate No
    IDN Yes
    IPv6 No
    Largefile Yes
    NTLM Yes
    SPNEGO No
    SSL Yes
    SSPI No
    krb4 No
    libz Yes
    CharConv No
    Protocols dict, file, ftp, ftps, gopher, http, https, imap, imaps, pop3, pop3s, rtsp, smtp, smtps, telnet, tftp
    Host i686-pc-linux-gnu
    SSL Version OpenSSL/1.0.0c
    ZLib Version 1.2.5

    when compiled with GnuTLS instead of OpenSSL and IPv6 support ON – problem with checking comments pop up. I havent tested IPv6+OpenSSL and GNUTLS without IPv6, so i cannot say what exactly is the culprit Ipv6 or GnuTls.

    If you have same problem – run <?php phpinfo(); ?> and post your curl config.

    Joseph, do I just drop all of those files into the aksimet folder?

    Should there be an update soon?

    Plugin Contributor Joseph Scott
    Member

    @josephscott

    If you want to use it, yes, you can save all of those in directory and enable it.

    There’s is a schedule for the next release yet.

    Yui
    Participant

    @fierevere

    This curl config is bad:

    cURL support enabled
    cURL Information 7.21.2
    Age 3
    Features
    AsynchDNS Yes
    Debug No
    GSS-Negotiate No
    IDN Yes
    IPv6 Yes
    Largefile Yes
    NTLM Yes
    SPNEGO No
    SSL Yes
    SSPI No
    krb4 No
    libz Yes
    CharConv No
    Protocols dict, file, ftp, ftps, gopher, http, https, imap, imaps, pop3, pop3s, rtsp, smtp, smtps, telnet, tftp
    Host i686-pc-linux-gnu
    SSL Version GnuTLS/2.10.4
    ZLib Version 1.2.5

    and cause
    Akismet has detected a problem. A server or network problem prevented Akismet from checking 1 comment. It has been temporarily held for moderation and will be automatically re-checked in 19 mins.

    jcglobalcitizen
    Member

    @jcglobalcitizen

    I’m experiencing this too, and it gets worse these last 2 days. It’s sooooooo baaaadddd…

    I got tons of e-mails of comments approval, can reach hundreds and hundreds in one day. And today even worse, even SPAM comments also asking for approval.

    jcglobalcitizen
    Member

    @jcglobalcitizen

    Forgot to inform, my site is BALTYRA.com and my Akismet is 2.5.1

    Akismet has detected a problem. A server or network problem prevented Akismet from checking 12 comments. They have been temporarily held for moderation and will be automatically re-checked in 18 min.

    That was the last message I got. So terrible.

    Plugin Contributor Joseph Scott
    Member

    @josephscott

    Have you tried the development version?

    jcglobalcitizen
    Member

    @jcglobalcitizen

    Which one the development version?

    Plugin Contributor Joseph Scott
    Member

    @josephscott

    Please review the thread before adding on to it, I mentioned and linked to the development version earlier in this thread – http://wordpress.org/support/topic/akismet-250-serverconnection-problem?replies=26#post-1880663

    Yui
    Participant

    @fierevere

    jcglobalcitizen – svn version, Joseph already dropped this link in this thread: https://plugins.svn.wordpress.org/akismet/dev/

    2 Joseph: with dev version “bad” cURL works too, posting a comment is quite slow (due to checking), but Akismet works. TY.

    Plugin Contributor Joseph Scott
    Member

    @josephscott

    Concerns over delays is one reason why the timeout was kept low. You may want to ask your hosting provide for help in determining why HTTP requests to akismet.com from your server/WordPress install are slow. A traceroute from your server would be a good start.

    jcglobalcitizen
    Member

    @jcglobalcitizen

    Sorry Guys, I didn’t look it carefully. I’ll be trying immediately. However, currently I deactivated Akismet, and all the discussions are toll-road speed. No delay at all.

    Meanwhile, like what you suggested, I’ll check with my hosting. But, the strange thing is why it didn’t happen with older version? Same hosting, same conditions, even more traffic.

    Thanks a lot.

    Yui
    Participant

    @fierevere

    Joseph, with OpenSSL+IPv4 only curl there is no slowdown, its quite fast,

    traceroute isnt bad

    pings to rest.akismet.com:
    20 packets transmitted, 20 received, 0% packet loss,
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 21.956/23.088/26.736/0.948 ms

    at my look its only software configuration issue, libcurl.
    same server, same config, just different build config for libcurl.so.4.2.0

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