[ic] HELP - Inktomisearch stuck on ord/basket.html page

Mark Little mlittle13 at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 25 19:39:05 EDT 2004

--- Andrew Rich <andrew at itdownunder.com.au> wrote:

> Hi All
> I have resubmitted this message as I have received no reply and really
> need some help.  With Inktomisearch resulting in higher load I am
> experiencing  high traffic problems of occasional PGP and Sendmail
> failures.  Obviously setting high traffic mode would help with the
> failures but does not treat the problem of 10000s of hits on this page.
> RH 7.2
> MYSQL 3.23.58
> IC 5.3.0-200410080658
> Perl 5.6.1
> I have been having a problem of Inktomisearch getting stuck on our
> ord/basket.html page.
> I initially stopped it by adding an entry to robots.txt for
> /cgi-bin/cartname/ord/basket.html and this pushed it off the page.
> I then thought orders were reduced and removed the entry from
> robots.txt.  Inktomisearch came back and became stuck on the page again.

What do you mean by 'stuck'? I assume you mean that when you add an item to the
cart, you return to the search results page? I haven't tried it personally but
I believe you can use mv_nextpage to specify where to send the user (cart page,
etc.) http://www.icdevgroup.org/i/dev/docfly.html?mv_arg=ictemplates10%2e01

> I upgraded from 4.8.9 to 5.3 and again it is still getting stuck but no
> session are generated now no I am not running out of disk space anymore!
> Last month I believe it generated at least an extra 18Gb of traffic!

Your HTML page is bloated. A simple search page was 100KB in size, not counting
all of the images. I would suggest looking into compression utilities and
removing commented code and any unnecessary HTML. You can optimize your
graphics by using a free tool such as http://www.netmechanic.com/accelerate.htm

> This additional traffic has caused a few high traffic problems with
> failed e-mail and pgp failures also.
> We have removed all entries from robots.txt at the moment.
> Is there any changes we can make?

Make sure you are doing a timed-build on  your left nav bar - it is fairly
large and complex. You might want to consider doing the same for your home page
if it doesn't change too often.


> Regards,
> Andrew Rich
> www.mapsdownunder.com.au
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