Apologies to all if you saw a whole bunch of posts appearing and disappearing in the past hour. I’m having – all of a sudden – extreme problems with publishing a blog post from Windows Live Writer to this blog, which is hosted on GoDaddy. This first happened on November 5, but I thought it was a transient issue and ignored it. And then over the weekend I wrote the “adding parentheses” post but it would not publish, no matter what. I finally published it just now with Graffiti’s admin app, which is not nice.
I’m going to be continuing some experiments, trying to narrow this down. In essence, the web server is forcibly closing the connection: “System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.” This bubbles up and WLW reports:
Network Connection Error
Error attempting to connect to blog at:
The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a receive.
(The ASHX file is the MetaWeblog interface to the blog. I can read from the interface, so I can retrieve existing blog posts, get category lists, and all that good stuff, but writing a post causes the aforementioned error.)