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timeout errors across the board

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It doesn't matter what MLS we're trying to access, we're getting intermittent timeout errors on various queries today. For example:


[4/21/2020 8:52:14 AM] Error Message: The operation has timed out.

jflaig's avatar
asked 2020-04-21 11:01:22 -0500
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What account name are you using on GLOBALMLS (NO PASSWORDS)?

bwolven's avatar bwolven (2020-04-21 11:10:31 -0500) edit

CWS, but that doesn't matter. It can be any MLS and any type of query going against any class.

jflaig's avatar jflaig (2020-04-21 11:12:17 -0500) edit

What area are you located in and what Internet provider are you using?

bwolven's avatar bwolven (2020-04-21 11:28:38 -0500) edit

I was able to connect and download using the query above without issue.
Could be something with your internet provider.

bwolven's avatar bwolven (2020-04-21 11:55:59 -0500) edit

It's intermittent. We're getting reports of general slowness on the internet from other MLS vendors, like FlexMLS, so it's widespread.

jflaig's avatar jflaig (2020-04-21 12:27:05 -0500) edit

Now, I'm getting 401 errors (login: bhhsRETS):

[4/21/2020 9:55:05 AM] Error Message: The remote server returned an error: (401) Unauthorized.

jflaig's avatar jflaig (2020-04-21 12:31:33 -0500) edit

Can you give me a couple of MLS you are getting the timeout issue with?
The 401 is probably something different.

bwolven's avatar bwolven (2020-04-21 14:03:45 -0500) edit
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the timeouts seem to have stopped for now

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answered 2020-04-21 14:04:58 -0500
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Is it still working?

bwolven's avatar bwolven (2020-04-21 16:11:54 -0500) edit

yes, the problem was centurylink is was having country wide outages due to fiber cuts in chicago

jflaig's avatar jflaig (2020-04-21 16:13:21 -0500) edit

That would do it. Thanks for letting us know.

bwolven's avatar bwolven (2020-04-21 16:14:54 -0500) edit
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