Closed Bug 674280 Opened 12 years ago Closed 5 years ago
URL is broken for a long time, check with node server to be certain it's correct
Problem: Once client gets a clusterURL, it engraves it in stone until either a 401 or a deactivate this device. This prevents recovering from issues where a clusterURL that does not resolve is handed to a client by the node server. Steps to reproduce: 1. Configure node assignment to give out a broken, does-not-resolve, hostname. 2. Set up sync in Firefox. 3. Sync Now, triggering yellow error bar about bad hostname. 4. Fix node assignment on the server and schedule your user for node reassignment. BUG: Client never detects that node assignment has changed, because it's impossible to serve a 401 from a bogus hostname. FIX: Once in a while, either coin-flip random or after several clusterURL errors, try pinging the node assignment server to see if it's got a new clusterURL.
34 new users were affected by a node assignment bug today, leading to their clients being assigned a broken server URL. We emailed repair instructions to the affected users.
Correcting title. See also Bug 716816 for Android Sync.
Summary: if serverURL is broken for a long time, check with node server to be certain it's correct → If clusterURL is broken for a long time, check with node server to be certain it's correct
Closing this ancient Sync bug that hasn't been triaged in 5-7 years since I filed them - either it's not an issue or it's been silently refused by the teams involved.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Component: Firefox Sync: Backend → Sync
Product: Cloud Services → Firefox
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