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RYA website down?

jdc

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For a few hours, when trying to go to rya.org.uk I've been getting
502 - Web server received an invalid response while acting as a gateway or proxy server.
There is a problem with the page you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed. When the Web server (while acting as a gateway or proxy) contacted the upstream content server, it received an invalid response from the content server.

Looking for more detail,
curl -L --get --url "https://rya.org.uk"

gets the response
curl: (47) Maximum (50) redirects followed

Anyone else experiencing this?
 

jdc

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Even with www in front it's still broken, as are links from wikipedia or Google search results.
 

jdc

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All working again - it turned out to be an issue with Safari and cookies on my MacBook. Thanks to those who checked whether it was working for them.

But in investigating it I find that the RYA send all your browsing info straight to Facebook and to Google, which I'm not at at all happy about, and nor am I happy about the myriad cookies the RYA set. I really don't think that official organisations should act like this.
 

lustyd

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Not only shouldn't they, it's illegal for them to do so without your consent so feel free to report them to the ICO or send them a strongly worded letter. From what I've seen of their site though, IT is definitely not their strong point so I wouldn't expect them to understand the issue.
 

lustyd

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pvb that's unlikely to be a good measure as the RYA website takes so long to load it probably times out the monitoring site. It's been consistently up using the right address but it takes well over a second to return a page. Every monitoring system I've ever used would consider that a failure so it's surprising it sometimes scrapes under the line
 
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