Last post Sep 17, 2011 07:45 PM by gerrylowry
Sep 17, 2011 07:47 AM|gerrylowry|LINK
EDT, today, Saturday, September 17th, 2011, before now, 07:35 forums.asp.net was down.
Duration: unknown (to me)
Last night, after midnight (?), I kept getting "sorry" pages.
parts of ASP.NET were up, including the forums.asp.net home page would come up.
N.B.: I could not even get to "What's new" ... there should be an altermate static status page site, for example: status.forums.asp.net.
Today, "What's New" shows me nothing.
Often attempts would say "Sign In" but as soon as I clicked "Sign In", the next page would show me as already signed in.
I tried to PM a moderator, wrote my message, got yellow screen of death*, and gave up.
QUESTION: what happened? was this down state scheduled or not scheduled?
BTW, if is wasy scheduled, why is it not in "What's New"?
thnx / g.
* the yellow screen of death text:
Server Error in '/' Application.
Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers
running on the local server machine.
Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a <customErrors> tag within a "web.config" configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This <customErrors>
tag should then have its "mode" attribute set to "Off".
<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->
Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the "defaultRedirect" attribute of the application's <customErrors> configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.
<customErrors mode="RemoteOnly" defaultRedirect="mycustompage.htm"/>
Sep 17, 2011 05:42 PM|tmorton|LINK
The site was unexpectedly down for a few short periods overnight, due to an ongoing intermittent issue with the SQL Server which we've been working on for the past several days. I apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have the underlying issue resolved
Sep 17, 2011 07:43 PM|gerrylowry|LINK
@ tmorton Hi Terri
You posted your reply about two hours ago ... it sounds like "the underlying issue" has yet to be resolved.
if i may ask ... there is still no status message at
Here we let you know what is going on with the www.asp.net website, including site updates, maintenance windows, etc.
Does the et cetera part cover status issues?
I thank for your update. What do you think about the idea of having something like
an altermate static status page site, for example:
Here's an example of one such site that I use on behalf of one of my customers:
http://status.tbe.taleo.net/. 'Taleo is not perfect but at least they do frequently use this site to announce schedule maintenace and
ad hoc outages.
Sep 17, 2011 07:45 PM|gerrylowry|LINK
P.S.: no need to apologize Terri as likely it was not your fault. B-)