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For some good hours now, there is no web sockets connection in Stack Exchange sites i.e. no live updates of question lists, new answers, inbox items, notifications etc.

What happened to the web sockets and when can we expect to see them back in their full glory?

Worth to mention, they are enabled only on the main http://stackexchange.com/ portal so things like the Realtime Questions list work fine. It's disabled (not even sending a request) on the sites themselves.

  • My realtime tab is still working just fine – John Dvorak Mar 12 '14 at 16:26
  • @JanDvorak true, updated the question. – ShaWiz Mar 12 '14 at 16:28
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    From Nick's answer yesterday - "web sockets blowing past 260,000 simultaneous connections (which exceeds some linux networking limits)". Obviously, doesn't say when it'll be back so a dev would have to answer that. But that could explain where they went. – Steven V Mar 12 '14 at 16:34
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    SO seems to have got them back up. – Jonathan Drapeau Mar 12 '14 at 17:14
  • @StevenV true, but I assumed they were back up and stable when the rest of the site was stable. – ShaWiz Mar 12 '14 at 18:44
  • @JonathanDrapeau right! Couldn't help to notice it changed from NY to QA though. – ShaWiz Mar 12 '14 at 18:44
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Web sockets are back online and working as before.

Thank you anonymous developer who fixed this! :)

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