Read time out error - join the discussion!

Discussion in 'Bukkit Help' started by JerriCop, Aug 9, 2011.

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    Sticky please? Repost? :p

    The Read Time Out error is not a new thing for Minecraft, nor the internet in general.
    This error occurs when Minecraft tries to send packets to the server, and when it comes back it comes back with incomplete or corrupted packets, otherwise unusable.
    The read time out error is NOT an error of bukkit, it's a common internet error to were somebody doesn't have a good internet connection. Another case is when certain plugins cannot send data properly and 'Times Out' crashing the clients connection with the server.

    Want help? Please reply with this information so we can help you.
    General System information
    What operating system are you running the server on?
    Is it a 64 bit or 32 bit version of the OS?
    What version of Java are you running (java -version to find out)?
    How much RAM do you have on the system?
    What are the specs of the server’s CPU?
    What network card does the server have?
    What network card drivers is the server using?
    What firewall or other security software is running on the server?
    Is your server directly connected to your router or on a network?
    What is the network connection to your server? (1,5,10, 100 mbit .. etc?)
    Are you hosting on a VPS / Cloud or dedicated hardware?
    What is your hosting provider (if applicable)

    Minecraft Server Information
    What version of CraftBukkit are you running (output of /version in-game - please provide the full version string)?
    What plugins (and their versions) is your server running? (Essential!)
    How much RAM do you allocate to the server process?
    What is the network connection to your server? (1,5,10, 100 mbit .. etc?)
    What is the launch line you use to start the server?
    Do you experience high CPU load or paging?
    How many users are actively using your server when you experience the errors?
    What are your users doing around the time the error occurs?
    How large is your map?
    Has your server recently crashed unexpectedly?
    Do you still have these problems if you run your CraftBukkit server without plugins?
    Do you still have these problems if you run a Minecraft server without CraftBukkit?
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    I wouldn't say so. Even when Read timeD out is not just a Bukkit issue, it may be caused by plugins (in the sense that plugins overload the server causing that issue) . And I can confirm that. You wanna confirm, too? Just plug in forever chunk loaders, keep minecart loadded plugins, and that kind of stuff, and also permisions 3.1.6 is known to be causing Read timed out issues.
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    Thread updated, copy and pasted.
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    my server crash
    Read time out
    Read time out
    Read time out
    Connection reset
    Read time out
    Read time out
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    I am sure you will get some help, but first I would ask you to read the well thought out first post. You might get help quite a bit faster.
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    First Bit of Info
    64 Bit OS
    Java 1.6.0_26
    24GB of Ram
    Can't Remember at this Time
    No Info Here
    No Info Here
    Default CentOS Firewall
    100 mbit up and down with 4TB Bandwidth
    Virtual Machine
    Not Stating

    Minecraft Server Information
    2011-08-13 07:13:13 [INFO] Starting minecraft server version Beta 1.7.3
    2011-08-13 07:13:13 [INFO] Loading properties
    2011-08-13 07:13:13 [INFO] Starting Minecraft server on *:25565
    2011-08-13 07:13:13 [WARNING] The server will make no attempt to authenticate usernames. Beware.
    2011-08-13 07:13:13 [WARNING] While this makes the game possible to play without internet access, it also opens up the ability for hackers to connect with any username they choose.
    2011-08-13 07:13:13 [WARNING] To change this, set "online-mode" to "true" in the server.settings file.
    2011-08-13 07:13:13 [INFO] This server is running Craftbukkit version git-Bukkit-0.0.0-977-g9425972-b1056jnks (MC: 1.7.3)
    xAuth - Latest
    WurkIt - Latest
    WorldEdit - Latest
    WorldBorder - Latest
    Towny - Latest
    SuperpermsBridge-1.2 - Latest
    SpamHammer - Latest
    serversave - Latest
    Questioner - Latest
    Provision Queue - Latest
    PermissionsBukkit - Latest
    NoCheat - Latest
    mxAntiPVPCheat - Latest
    MineBackup - Latest
    mChat - Latest
    Lockette - Latest
    iConomy - Latest
    Help - Latest
    FalseBook - Latest
    Essentials - Latest
    CFUKPistonBlocker - Latest
    BukkitSpeak - Latest
    100mbit up and down 4TB Bandwidth
    java -Xmx22000M -Xms22000M -jar craftbukkit.jar
    Anywhere from 1-150
    Just Building
    3000 x 3000
    Of Course

    Hopefully I can get some help, regards.
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    Have you tried chunkster on your map?
    How many users on your server?
    Any errors before "Read timed out" or just that?
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    Have Used Chunkster
    1-150, it happens at any time.
    No Errors beforehand, it's entirely random.
  9. This is just ridiculous. I have tried every possible thing to try and fix this error. I've ran through Chunkster, I've gotten rid of McMMO and Permissions all together. I've installed that custom Permissions. I've tried to update all my plugins. CPU Usage on my McMyAdmin menu drops to 0% and then spams a couple "Read Timed Out" messages, then eventually it goes back to normal. There must be some kind of solution.
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    bukkit bug

    end of story
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    Well lets hope it is. So it will be fixed eventually? Right guys? Guys?
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    Lol, hey Vittek

    I don't think is a bukkit issue at all, either plugin, hardware, or network problems, guys :(
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    Feedback from earlier posts,
    I've recently installed a plugin that helped fix my Read Timed Out issues. Having a server restart every hour seems to have removed the issue entirely. Unsure for the rest of you, but this did it for me.
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    Suddenly I also have this error after 7 MONTHS and I can't fix it!

    I think it's a bukkit bug -.-
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    Im just guessing something random happened which causes this read time out error.
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    Well i had some hopes that the new RB would magically fix this.. bug.. issue.. satans curse.. or whatever. But after 5 hours.. well no luck :(
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    Anyone find a solution to this??
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    New to servers but my friends are getting this server. I am running it LAN and the host computer never gets a time out but the other computers do. The host computer:
    64 bit windows 7
    8gb - 1gb to the server (won't let me add more, always says can't create the vm)
    java 1.7.0_04
    i5 2500k overclocked at 3.4ghz
    running Ethernet to my router, other computers are connected wirelessly
    I have verizon fios but it shouldn't matter as it is a LAN server
    there is an exception in my computers firewall to let in access for the Minecraft server only inside my routers firewall.

    when running server with people connected cpu < 40% ram <50%
    map is not that large. I have probably a 2k by 2k map maybe a bit more.
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    You really necro'd that post.

    The most dangerous read time outs occur when the server has either been taxed too hard. Recently I was using a popular anti xray plugin on my server, and set the open cache files too high for my server to handle. The result was my server ran for a while, it up and crashed with Read Time Out errors because the server could no longer open more files.

    Now, there are a few ways I could have handled that. I could have set the open file limit higher, but really, that's a bandaid fix. The solution I took on was modifying my plugin to decrease the amount of open cache files it would use.

    In my case, I saw a great stack trace that led me to know what the offending plugin was right before my server stopped responding and generating nothing but read time outs. That made it easy to determine, but some plugins won't act the same way. You may need to undertake the old trial and error method - remove plugins until you find the one that causes your problems.
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    I suddenly have a plague of read timeouts on my server, my server get its randomly. I have playerheads,yapp,blood,Mantamobcontrol,everything of essentials besides anti-build and protect, worldborder, creativegates and factions. I never had this before. i have a 16 GB quad core medion PC. i never had any lag or so.. i have the latest essentials, or sometimes it does show my bukkit is out of date, but when i install to latest it shows as well. someone please help me.
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