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I just quickly said this in chat, only two people were active and one person had the error, one person did not. I also tried it via hidemyass and it works fine, so I have no idea what is going wrong.

For me, going to http://www.superuser.com redirects to http://www.superuser.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/ and a generic asp.net error page of Server Error in '/' Application.

Going to http://superuser.com works fine.

I have just tried http://www.stackoverflow.com and it redirects without the www just fine.

I have not seen any maintenance banners and as it doesn't seem to be for everyone, I just thought I should bring this to TPTB in case of some error.


Edit, same result on ServerFault pages.

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heheh, redirection fail? –  YOU Mar 12 '11 at 9:17
    
[status-norepro] in Chrome 11.0.696.3 dev. –  nyuszika7h Mar 12 '11 at 9:20
    
What OS/browser? What IPs are they pointing to? –  Tom Wijsman Mar 12 '11 at 9:44
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@TmoWij - I have this in Chrome and Firefox - nslookup/ping returns the same IP for me as for people where it is working fine. –  William Hilsum Mar 12 '11 at 9:50
    
I see the error here, using Firefox 3.6. I wonder what Chrome does differently? –  richq Mar 12 '11 at 14:35
    
Reproduced in Firefox 3.6.15 on Ubuntu 10.10. –  Hello71 Mar 12 '11 at 16:00
    
Also reproduced in Google Chrome 10.0.648.133 on Ubuntu 10.10. –  Hello71 Mar 12 '11 at 16:04
    
Reproduced in Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 running in VirtualBox 4.0.4. –  Hello71 Mar 12 '11 at 16:13

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We had an IIS server in the pool that wasn't re-directing correctly. I've recycled the server and it is redirecting correctly now.

I'm looking into how we can prevent this in the future.

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Hah! So it was MicroSoft software after all. Do you believe him now? –  Pëkka Mar 12 '11 at 16:49
    
@Pekka - Brilliant link! –  William Hilsum Mar 12 '11 at 17:00
    
@Zypher - cool... The only reason I posted it was because someone said they could and I knew I couldn't (when I was sure everything was working... I have answered so many questions when it turns out to be someones internet!) but the fact that a proxy worked really confused me.... Should these things in the future be reported or just leave it up to you lot as I am sure you monitor stuff anyway? –  William Hilsum Mar 12 '11 at 17:02
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@Wil please report them, while we do monitor things monitoring is never perfect like I would never have known where to look for this specific error if you hadn't reported it. Now we have alerts for it and everybody is better off :) –  Zypher Mar 12 '11 at 17:08
    
@Zypher - ok, cool! –  William Hilsum Mar 12 '11 at 17:09
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@Wil re the link, I have given up trying to figure out what goes on in that man's mind. –  Pëkka Mar 12 '11 at 17:14
    
@Pekka - What is more scary is reading his profile! How on earth can someone have views like that being in IT for 30+ years... and Why can I still not find a good job considering he has! –  William Hilsum Mar 12 '11 at 17:19
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@Wil that is what totally boggles my mind too. He must have a very safe position somewhere or be so good in his field that clients have to put up with him :) –  Pëkka Mar 12 '11 at 17:21
    
@Pekka hahaha!! –  William Hilsum Mar 12 '11 at 17:23

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