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BLOX CMS




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Network




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FTP, Drive, DNS, E-Mail




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E-Editions




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Business Directory




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Forms




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Sandstone Administration




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OTT & NOW App




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Scheduled Maintenance

Schedule

August 21, 2018 10:00AM - 10:30AM CDT
August 21, 2018 3:00PM - 3:30PM UTC

Components

BLOX CMS

Locations

US-MIDWEST-1, US-EAST-1

Description

TownNews.com engineers will removing legacy Murlinstats tracking hosts on August 21st 2018. The legacy tracking domains below were deprecated three years ago and today receive almost no legitimate traffic: stats.townnews.com stats-newyork1.bloxcms.com External tracking support is still supported, please visit our help site for additional details on how to configure external tracking for Murlinstats: https://help.bloxcms.com/knowledge-base/applications/statistics/murlinstats/misc/article_00c0692c-2bc4-11e5-a99f-8f878fb7ff24.html Please contact TownNews support should you have any questions.
Email SSL/TLS Cipher ChangesPlanned Maintenance

Schedule

August 28, 2018 10:00AM - 10:30AM CDT
August 28, 2018 3:00PM - 3:30PM UTC

Components

FTP, Drive, DNS, E-Mail

Locations

US-EAST-1, US-MIDWEST-1

Description

TownNews.com engineers will be updating SSL/TLS connection ciphers on August 28th, 2018 for SSL enabled email connections. Townnews email servers will be switching from medium strength ciphers to high strength ciphers to ensure the greatest security for our email customers. No changes are required for most email users. Legacy email clients may receive connection errors if they do not support modern security requirements may experience connection issues with this change. We recommend upgrading to a modern email client or switching to our Webmail software in these cases: https://webmail.tn-cloud.net/ Please contact TownNews support should you have any questions.

Schedule

September 4, 2018 10:00AM - 10:30AM CDT
September 4, 2018 3:00PM - 3:30PM UTC

Components

BLOX CMS

Locations

US-MIDWEST-1, US-EAST-1

Description

TownNews.com engineers will be removing legacy SSL endpoints for Blox CMS on September 4th, 2018. The legacy SSL URLS below were deprecated in Feb 2016 and today receive almost no legitimate traffic. These URLS were used to initially develop and roll out SSL enabled sites: yourdomain-com-dot-bloxcms.com yourdomain-com-dot-bloxcms-ny1.com Townnews has for two years provided free SSL for https://yourdomain.com/ using Lets Encrypt (https://letsencrypt.org/). Customers using these legacy URLs in any hard coded links or webservices will want to transition to https://<yourdomain.com>/ instead. Please contact TownNews support should you have any questions.

Schedule

January 8, 2019 10:00AM - 10:30AM CST
January 8, 2019 4:00PM - 4:30PM UTC

Components

BLOX CMS

Locations

US-MIDWEST-1, US-EAST-1

Description

As of January 8, 2019, TownNews.com will end support for non-SSL web-service calls to BLOX CMS. A web service is a technology which provides a web-based method to interface with a database server or another application, and then communicate that information back to the end user or application. Using SSL mode is an important safety protocol which prevents data from being intercepted during transit by unauthorized third parties and is now required by many companies who provide web technologies, such as Google. Examples of web service uses within the BLOX CMS environment include (but not limited to): - Automatic ingestion of content from an external source (excludes BLOX jobs). - Interfacing with the BLOX Comments system to provide a feed of comments to an external app. - Using a web service to authenticate to BLOX CMS for user authentication in an external site. If your site is using non-SSL calls to BLOX CMS web services for any usage, please update your application to use SSL before the end-of-life date. These non-SSL services will end and your application may no longer function. For details on how to use SSL webservices visit: https://help.bloxcms.com/tncms/webservice/ Please contact TownNews support should you have any questions.

History (Last 7 days)

Incident Status

Operational


Components

BLOX CMS


Locations

US-MIDWEST-1, US-EAST-1




August 15, 2018 4:01PM CDT
August 15, 2018 9:01PM UTC
[Monitoring] An out-of-band release of BLOX 1.40.1 is being made to address the following issues: * The user/authenticate web service dropped the screen_name and avatar_url variations from the payload, this is now restored * Some edge-case URL redirect issues are now addressed * Existing admin users could not be connected to new sites - fixed * Numeric keywords could crash the UI in Firefox * Remote video asset metadata was not be transmitted properly in sydnication jobs

August 15, 2018 5:00PM CDT
August 15, 2018 10:00PM UTC
[Resolved] Reported issues appear to be resolved.