Is anyone still able to view the Microchip forum?

Is anyone still able to view the Microchip forum?

Postby ric » Sat May 30, 2015 1:06 pm

I can't get to it at all now. Maybe the hackers have taken over completely.
Can anyone else connect to it right now?
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Re: IS anyone still able to view the Microchip forum

Postby Ian.M » Sat May 30, 2015 1:21 pm

The http://www.microchip.com.edgekey.net/forums/ alias is down also and the main site is up on both the usual URL and the alias, so that points to a forum server issue. I suspect that if it was down intentionally, the admins would have put up a status page, so its either connectivity at the server end or a server crash. Having seen just how cruddy ASPplayground/APG vNext has been over the years, my money's on a server crash, possibly triggered by an anti-spam filter using to many resources.

Surely Microchip can afford an on-call admin, + an alert system that triggers on exceptionally high or low posting rates?
Not doing anything except during office hours after the Arizona staff have had their morning coffee is no way to run web services for a multinational corporation. And why doesn't the forum have a landing page on the main server with the forum status? It would be helpful to know if outages are scheduled maintenance, unscheduled maintenance or other, with an ETA for it coming back up if known.
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Re: Is anyone still able to view the Microchip forum?

Postby Jim.Nickerson » Sat May 30, 2015 2:15 pm

Maybe Microchip has upset Korea
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Re: Is anyone still able to view the Microchip forum?

Postby Ian.M » Sat May 30, 2015 10:31 pm

Progress of a sort:
Access Denied
You don't have permission to access "http://www.microchip.com/forums/" on this server.

So at least the server is up, even if it isn't letting anyone in. Just maybe Microchip actually have someone working on the problem . . . .
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Re: Is anyone still able to view the Microchip forum?

Postby ric » Sun May 31, 2015 12:05 am

Seems to be up now.
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Re: Is anyone still able to view the Microchip forum?

Postby ric » Sun May 31, 2015 1:34 am

The Korean spammers are awake again.
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Re: Is anyone still able to view the Microchip forum?

Postby Jim.Nickerson » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:11 pm

I am currently getting an asp playground internal server error.
"An exception has been thrown on the page you are trying to access. The error has been logged and the site admin will take the necessary action to prevent such error.

It is also possible that the server is currently experiencing high loads"
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Re: Is anyone still able to view the Microchip forum?

Postby jtemples » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:10 pm

I quit trying a couple weeks ago. But I still go to Microchip's web site for documentation, and even it gives random 404 errors.
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Re: Is anyone still able to view the Microchip forum?

Postby ric » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:29 pm

Seems to be up and running now.
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Re: Is anyone still able to view the Microchip forum?

Postby Bmd » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:08 am

Dont know if its just me, but I'm consistently (ok once out of twenty attempts I could access it)
getting this ->
Access Denied

You don't have permission to access "http://www.microchip.com/" on this server.
Reference #18.a6711602.1486457844.7e5897d0

when I try to go to anything 'microchip.com' (website or forum)

Any ideas?

EDIT/
Ok after about an hour of Access Denied, it seems to be happy to let me in now??????
/EDIT
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