Broken links not actually broken
Problem reported by James Espey - 6/27/2015 at 5:29 PM
I'm ruecently upgraded from SmarterTrack 9.5.x to Enterprise Version 11.0.5640.26313 and was excited to see the "Broken Links" category under "Alerts".
It doesn't seem quite accurate as the majority of the links being reported as "broken" are, in fact, not broken. For me, this limits the usefulness of what would otherwise be a great tool.
Is anyone else experiencing this?
James Espey

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User Replied
Hello James,
Try to go to Knowledge base are in the management interface, Click on Actions -> Rescan all for broken links. if they still show up, can you give me an example of one of your KB's or just a link that it says is broken so that I can re-create the issue?
Thank you,
Leo Furze-Waddock Replied
I have the same issue for http://www.opera.com/
User Replied
SmarterTrack makes a request to the link to ensure it exists. With opera.com it seems MaximumAutomaticRedirections is being hit (which is set to 10).

I went to http://www.rexswain.com/httpview.html (this page allows a minimum of 5 redirects before it stops and shows you the redirects working).

URL: http://www.opera.com/
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; rv:9.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/9.0.1 SmarterTrack

You can see the first few info on the redirects.

Hope this helps,
Markus Niesen Replied
SmarterTrack Enterprise Version: 12.0.5932
URL: www.vlb.de (I am not allowed [yet?] to post hyperlinks in my posts!)
Reported as broken link.
There is only one redirect as a jsessionid is issued.
EDIT: I figured out that this is a redirect to a SSL URL! This is probably related to
Markus Niesen
Steve Berry Replied
Has this issue been fixed ? I went to the KB and rescanned all my links and it still says they are broken, however, they are not. All documents pop up appropriately. Any ideas on how to fix the Alerts button ?

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