I've been having issues accessing stackoverflow for the last couple of days.
Today, I've tracked it down to having issues getting content from the CDN. It takes an age to load the page and it is missing the CSS and js files that make it look presentable, ad aloow voting etc.
If I view source and try to download the linked css file directly I get the follwoing message:
"The proxy cannot establish a connection to the web server: cdn.sstatic.net / 220.127.116.11:80".
This is accessing from work in the UK. I've not tried from home, yet.
Is this issues affecting anyone else? Is it just my office proxy and I need to catch our IT dept? (I'm not aware of any other websites not working - just the stackexchange family using cdn.sstatic.net).
Also, I can connect to http://sstatic.net, it just the cdn. subdomain
EDIT: Also, any reason why meta.stackoverflow.com does not use the cdn?
EDIT: The issues appears to have resolved itself .. not sure who did what where...
hosts(which I swap with Hosts Switcher when I drop/reattach to VPN) and downloaded all the files that SO needs to a separate web server that
hostsnow points to. That works, though at some point my files will fall out of step with SO's. Fiddler might be a less intrusive workaround than a heavy-handed hosts change/server stand-up.
sstatic.net. Initially, I edited the
cdnlinks in Firebug or Chrome's web tools so SO used Meta's (which made SO look a little funky). Then I found that, strangely, SO's CSS files are/were on meta too. Example: meta.stackexchange.com/content/stackoverflow/… Unfortunately that's a different path than SO wants, or I'd've pointed
hoststo Meta! cdn.sstatic.net/stackoverflow/all.css?v=45963981ca3b