I've been facing this error since a lot of months now though it has been occurring annoyingly very often during last few days.

408 Request Time-out
Your browser didn't send a complete request in time.

I'm using Google Chrome on a Windows Server 2008 machine and have a fairly stable internet connection. Never seen this error on any other website.

What actually causes this error and is something wrong on my end?

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    I'm getting the same error on github.com, but only with Internet Explorer 11 from time to time. Never had it on SO - not with any browser. Also I don't know your case, but in my case the whole thing appears within milliseconds, so it's not like a long timeout.
    – Mario
    May 25, 2014 at 9:09
  • Mario stackoverflow replies average ~300ms if I ping, and displays that quickly when it does. Actually it shows timeout error also within milliseconds. May 25, 2014 at 9:15
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    Related - 408 Request Timeout, is it just me? May 25, 2014 at 13:57
  • I've run into this issue on Github and SO when there's a proxy server between me and the sites.
    – Steven V
    May 25, 2014 at 15:20


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