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How To Fix ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS – Google Chrome – Published Website

ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS error message via Google Chrome

This issue usually happens when you are redirected from the original URL to a new one but you unfortunately fall in to an infinite redirect loop. The Chrome browser detects this situation, and it breaks the loop and shows the error message. The reason why you are stuck in this loop can be the problem of the server or of the end user.

Note, if your testing this situation on IE, Edge or Firefox you would normally get a page not found with no indication of what the issue is.

End User

Try to clear the cache and cookies in Chrome – details here

Test with other web browsers.

Check system date and time is correct.

IT Professional / Web Developer

If you’re a web developer or IT professional who has this problem and you created or have access to the way this website is published then it could be that the site is HTTPS with a HTTP to HTTPS redirect somewhere, usually on the firewall or maybe in IIS.

Ensure that you pass HTTPS all the way through the publishing chain.  Remember it is common to find the HTTP to HTTPS redirect on the publishing rule, but HTTP to talk to the real web server and then HTTP and HTTPS on the real web server.

So :-

  • Web publishing rule is HTTP with HTTPS redirect
  • Talking to the internal webserver is HTTP ( Change this to HTTPS )
  • Internal webserver is HTTP and HTTPS

ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS

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What is gstatic.com

There is a lot of talk on the forums and online in general about what gstatic.com is and who own’s it. I have seen many posts online where people say this domain is hosting malware/viruses/spyware I hope to clear a few things up in the post regarding this domain.

There is a lot of fake websites that say this hosts viruses and gives details on how to remove them, please ignore those sites they are fake.

To start with this domain is owned and operated by Google – Domain data lookup here.

Google uses this domain to off-loaded static content (JavaScript code, images and CSS) to a different domain name in an effort to reduce bandwidth usage and increase network performance for the end user.

gstatic.com is a cookieless domain to deliver static content for Google.  One benefit of hosting static components on a cookie-free domain is that some proxies might refuse to cache the components that are requested with cookies.

Content loaded from ssl.gstatic.com and www.gstatic.com do not use client-side tracking methods.

Known subdomains

fonts.gstatic.com
maps.gstatic.com
csi.gstatic.com
metric.gstatic.com




Sophos UTM 9.509 Released

Sophos have released UTM 9.509. The release will be rolled out in phases. In phase 1 you can download the update package from the FTP server, in phase 2 it will spread it via the Up2Date servers.

Up2Date Information

News

  • Maintenance Release

Remarks

  • System will be rebooted

Bugfixes

  • NUTM-9619 [Email] CVE-2018-6789: buffer overflow in base64d function in SMTP listener
  • NUTM-9698 [Network] After upgrade to 9.508 in VPC IPsec BGP status shows “state error”
  • NUTM-9713 [Network] BGP not advertising network to all neighbors





What is llnwd.net

llnwd.net is a domain used by customers of the Limelight Networks content distribution network (CDN), they host content such as downloads and streaming media for companies like EA Games, BBC and Microsoft.

You will probably notice a lot of internet traffic going to this domain, that is because it hosts streaming content etc.  So, for example you visit bbc.co.uk and listen to the radio online for 1 hour you will only get say 5MB of traffic to bbc.co.uk but 50MB of traffic to the llnwd.net domain.

WhoIs information for this domain can be found here.

Example BBC URL you might see in any proxy or firewall logs :-

https://vs-hds-uk-live.bbcfmt.hs.llnwd.net/

The official direct website for Limelight Networks is https://www.limelight.com/

This website is safe and contains no malicious content – for an updated check on this site click here




PowerShell – How To Count Members In A Group

So you have an Active Directory group and you need to count how many users are in that group, but there is to many to count one by one, here is a script to do it for you :-

$users = Get-ADGroupMember -Identity 'Group Name'
$users.count

This will then return the total number of users in the group.




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What Is gvt3.com

There is a lot of talk on the forums and online in general about what gvt3.com is and who own’s it.  I have seen many posts online where people say this domain is hosting malware/viruses/spyware I hope to clear a few things up in the post regarding this domain.

Who own’s this domain name ?

This domain is owned by Google – Full lookup details here

What is this domain used for ?

Google services – To be confirmed …

Subdomains

We have identified the following subdomains associated to this site :-

beacons5.gvt3.com

Does this domain host malware/viruses/spyware ?

As far as I can tell no.  It is owned by Google.  I have seen this domain in our customers proxy logs and we have checked it ourselves and can see no evidence that it is linked to anything other than Google services.

If you are looking for information on gvt1.com then click here if you are looking for information on gvt2.com click here.




Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Updates

Here is the release history for Microsoft SQL Server 2017.

Update     Release Date        Build
CU5           2018/03/20           14.0.3023.8 N/A
CU4           2018/02/21           14.0.3022.28 N/A
CU3           2018/01/04           14.0.3015.40 N/A
CU2           2017/11/29           14.0.3008.27 N/A
CU1           2017/10/25           14.0.3006.16 N/A
RTM           2017/10/02           14.0.1000.169 N/A




Error 0x80070bc2 When Installing KB4074588

Are you getting error 0x80070bc2 during the installation of Windows uypdate KB4074588 ?

Resolution :

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type cmd.
  2. Right-click Command Prompt in the search results and select Run as administrator.  (Select Yes, when prompted by the User Account Control.)
  3. In the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type the following command and press Enter:

    SC config trustedinstaller start=auto

  4. Restart the PC.

In some cases, a second restart may be required. If you look under Settings > Update & Security and you see the message Status: Awaiting restart, restart the PC a second time to complete the installation.




Remove The Password From Windows 10 Startup

When you create a user account, you can choose between two types of accounts either a local account for that PC or a Microsoft account, which works on all the Windows 10 PCs you use. Microsoft recommend using a Microsoft account.

If you don’t want to use password each time you log-in, you can use local user account. To create new local account follow the below steps:

  1. Press Windows + R key and type netplwiz and hit enter.
  2.  When you create a user account, you can choose between two types of accounts: a local account for that PC or a Microsoft account, which works on all the Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 PCs you use. We recommend using a Microsoft account..
  3. Click or tap on Add.
  4. Click or tap on Sign in without Microsoft account.
  5. Click on Local account and enter the details (don’t give any password).

  6. Click OK and sign out from the current account and sign into new created account.





What is gvt2.com

There is a lot of talk on the forums and online in general about what gvt2.com is and who own’s it.  I have seen many posts online where people say this domain is hosting malware/viruses/spyware I hope to clear a few things up in the post regarding this domain.

Who own’s this domain name ?

This domain is owned by Google – Full lookup details here

What is this domain used for ?

Google services – To be confirmed …

Subdomains

We have identified the following subdomains associated to this site :-

beacons.gcp.gvt2.com
beacons.gvt2.com
beacons2.gvt2.com
beacons3.gvt2.com
beacons4.gvt2.com
beacons5.gvt2.com

Does this domain host malware/viruses/spyware ?

As far as I can tell no.  It is owned by Google.  I have seen this domain in our customers proxy logs and we have checked it ourselves and can see no evidence that it is linked to anything other than Google services.

If you are looking for information on gvt1.com then click here if you are looking for information on gvt3.com click here.





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