I just popped over to the US Games Workshop site to try to figure out when will I be able to pre-order the Codex Eldar and this is what I saw:
Ooops! The whole site, including the online store. Judging from the vague error message, I’m guessing there is something wrong with the way they connect to the database. Either it is down, or someone did something to the code that prevents if from connecting correctly.
I’m glad I was not placing an order when that shit went down. I would be really pissed off if this would happen to me in mid order. I’m wondering if anyone is there to diagnose and fix this. Theoretically a big site like that should have 24h support – but who the hell knows.
I think the first thing they need to do is to mask these error messages. I mean, you just look at that thing, and you can plainly see they are using ADO connection which implies SQL server on a windows box with ASP. You can also see the path to the includes folder which may contain all kinds of juicy bits. If you do a portscan and OS fingerprint on that server you have a very solid base to start poking around.
Let’s see how long will it take them to get the site up.
Update Tue, June 27 2006, 12:00 AM
It seems that as I was typing this the main site went back up. The online store is still acting flaky though.