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redirect all pages from domain B to a maintenance page on domain A

Hi all,

We have two sites hosted on different servers and we have many pages on
domain A which has many links(asp programs) to domain B.
My question is if domain B server is in trouble, what is the best way to
have all domain pages redirect to domain A? Right now I just have redirect
code in each program on domain B to redirect to a maintenance page on domain
A.
Can I just write on program to solve this issue?
Thanks.
--
Betty
Dec 24 '07 #1
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Hi Betty,

As for the page redirection, I think it may depend the error or failure on
domain B's page and how you can get noticed of and handle them. For
example, when user be linked to domain B pages(from domainA pages) and that
page occured error, how could you handle the error? If it is an expected
error, you may catch it in a certain scope, however, if it is an unhandled
exception, how could you detect it? In the latter case, it would be hard to
do the redirection, do you think so?

Also, for "domain B server" is in trouble, do you mean the server is down?
And what's the redirection behavior you want?

Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

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>From: =?Utf-8?B?YzY3NjIyOA==?= <be***@newsgroup.nospam>
Subject: redirect all pages from domain B to a maintenance page on domain A
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2007 23:52:01 -0800

Hi all,

We have two sites hosted on different servers and we have many pages on
domain A which has many links(asp programs) to domain B.
My question is if domain B server is in trouble, what is the best way to
have all domain pages redirect to domain A? Right now I just have redirect
code in each program on domain B to redirect to a maintenance page on
domain
>A.
Can I just write on program to solve this issue?
Thanks.
--
Betty
Dec 24 '07 #2
Hi Steven,
I am sorry. I didn't make that clear. I mean the server B is down. If our
agents or brokers have direct links to our server B and I want all those
pages on server B will be redirected to domain A or I can just have a html on
server B state(in case of only IIS canot serve asp page or database is down)
that "visit us after XXX hours etc."

Thank you.
--
Betty
"Steven Cheng[MSFT]" wrote:
Hi Betty,

As for the page redirection, I think it may depend the error or failure on
domain B's page and how you can get noticed of and handle them. For
example, when user be linked to domain B pages(from domainA pages) and that
page occured error, how could you handle the error? If it is an expected
error, you may catch it in a certain scope, however, if it is an unhandled
exception, how could you detect it? In the latter case, it would be hard to
do the redirection, do you think so?

Also, for "domain B server" is in trouble, do you mean the server is down?
And what's the redirection behavior you want?

Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

--------------------
From: =?Utf-8?B?YzY3NjIyOA==?= <be***@newsgroup.nospam>
Subject: redirect all pages from domain B to a maintenance page on domain A
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2007 23:52:01 -0800

Hi all,

We have two sites hosted on different servers and we have many pages on
domain A which has many links(asp programs) to domain B.
My question is if domain B server is in trouble, what is the best way to
have all domain pages redirect to domain A? Right now I just have redirect
code in each program on domain B to redirect to a maintenance page on
domain
A.
Can I just write on program to solve this issue?
Thanks.
--
Betty

Dec 26 '07 #3
If the server is down, ASP cannot run at all.

The issue you have is outside of ASP
Dec 26 '07 #4
Hi Betty,

Thanks for the reply.

As Jon mentioned, if the IIS server get down(or even the entire server
down), it would be quite hard to do the automatic redirection. I think you
may implement a monitor/lookup service for those servers(constantly ping to
check whether the certain servers are working correctly). Thus, you can get
the ponit when the server stop working.
Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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References: <3C**********************************@microsoft.co m>
<K3**************@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl>
>Subject: RE: redirect all pages from domain B to a maintenance page on doma
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 09:49:01 -0800
>
Hi Steven,
I am sorry. I didn't make that clear. I mean the server B is down. If our
agents or brokers have direct links to our server B and I want all those
pages on server B will be redirected to domain A or I can just have a html
on
>server B state(in case of only IIS canot serve asp page or database is
down)
>that "visit us after XXX hours etc."

Thank you.
--
Betty
"Steven Cheng[MSFT]" wrote:
>Hi Betty,

As for the page redirection, I think it may depend the error or failure
on
>domain B's page and how you can get noticed of and handle them. For
example, when user be linked to domain B pages(from domainA pages) and
that
>page occured error, how could you handle the error? If it is an expected
error, you may catch it in a certain scope, however, if it is an
unhandled
>exception, how could you detect it? In the latter case, it would be hard
to
>do the redirection, do you think so?

Also, for "domain B server" is in trouble, do you mean the server is
down?
>And what's the redirection behavior you want?

Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
>>
--------------------
>From: =?Utf-8?B?YzY3NjIyOA==?= <be***@newsgroup.nospam>
Subject: redirect all pages from domain B to a maintenance page on
domain A
>Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2007 23:52:01 -0800

Hi all,

We have two sites hosted on different servers and we have many pages on
domain A which has many links(asp programs) to domain B.
My question is if domain B server is in trouble, what is the best way
to
>have all domain pages redirect to domain A? Right now I just have
redirect
>code in each program on domain B to redirect to a maintenance page on
domain
>A.
Can I just write on program to solve this issue?
Thanks.
--
Betty

Dec 31 '07 #5
Most ISPs have more than one Name Server specified.
Could the second NameServer point to the second server ??

This could deal with 'Server A' failure

Pete (Northolt UK)

c676228 wrote:
Hi all,

We have two sites hosted on different servers and we have many pages on
domain A which has many links(asp programs) to domain B.
My question is if domain B server is in trouble, what is the best way to
have all domain pages redirect to domain A? Right now I just have redirect
code in each program on domain B to redirect to a maintenance page on domain
A.
Can I just write on program to solve this issue?
Thanks.
--
Betty
Dec 31 '07 #6
Most registrations for a Web Site have more than one Name Server entries

If you made the second Name Server entry point to domain B
Would that not deal with Server A failure ??

Pete (Northolt UK)

c676228 wrote:
Hi all,

We have two sites hosted on different servers and we have many pages on
domain A which has many links(asp programs) to domain B.
My question is if domain B server is in trouble, what is the best way to
have all domain pages redirect to domain A? Right now I just have redirect
code in each program on domain B to redirect to a maintenance page on domain
A.
Can I just write on program to solve this issue?
Thanks.
--
Betty
Dec 31 '07 #7

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