Blank page bug July 19, 2001 2:37 PM   Subscribe

What ... Just ... Happened?

I came here a few minutes ago and there was nothing but a big white space and a line that said that the URL didn't exist.

It was scary.
posted by Grangousier to Bugs at 2:37 PM (6 comments total)

I'm susceptable enough to panic attacks as it is... I got a bit panicked though. Obviously some sort of server problem as I got:

1. SQL CF error
2. SQL CF - too much traffic
3. the dreaded, this domain does not exist.

I assume problem, problem gets worse, restart to be the diagnosis. Glad it's back!

I also had a - "Oh no MeFi doesn't like Mozzilla - I'm off to bugzilla' moment too.

Is this obsession serious or sad?
posted by nedrichards at 2:51 PM on July 19, 2001

i got this problem as i was posting a response to someone in another thread. first i got an SQL error -- server not found -- later the site would not refresh. basically the same thing. so, yah, the SQL server prolly choked on some bad chicken.
posted by moz at 3:13 PM on July 19, 2001

I tried a few times and just kept getting 404 errors.

My guess? Mathowie was patching up IIS for that "Code Red" worm.
posted by pnevares at 4:32 PM on July 19, 2001

disclaimer: I was not aware of this thread at the time my comment was posted :)
posted by pnevares at 4:35 PM on July 19, 2001

I was patching for the red worm, even though I added the patch (I think) when it came out. So I repatched it just to be sure. It took two reboots to bring SQL server back to life though.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:44 PM on July 19, 2001


posted by pnevares at 10:40 PM on July 19, 2001

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