can someone tell me what this error is? RRS feed

  • Question

  • An error ocucurred while attempting to connect to your blog:
    network connection Error - Error Attempting to connect to bloga at:


    found: found

    you must corrrect this error before proceeding.

    I've been trying to fix this for almost 5 days and still dont know what the error is.


    I just try using office 2007 to post something to the same website and it worked great, so I'm thinking is an issue with live writer.

    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 6:14 PM

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  • Can you e-mail me your log file? Help | About | Show log file, and my e-mail address is joe.cheng *AT* microsoft.com. Thanks.
    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 4:36 PM
  • Yeah i'm getting the same error. Live writer works fine with the MetaweblogAPI when tested on localhost. When the same code is put online Live writer gives network error while MS Office 2007 connects nicely.

    BTW where is the Live writer log files stored
    Thursday, May 7, 2009 9:30 AM
  • i figured out the error.
    I had specified a proxy server in the Live writer settings.
    removed it n BINGO works great now
    Thursday, May 7, 2009 9:42 AM
  • I am having this same issue. Can I email the log and hopefully you can see something I am missing.

    Saturday, August 15, 2009 12:20 AM
  • in my case i had specified a proxy by mistake. you can check if its the issue with you.
    Saturday, August 15, 2009 2:09 AM
  • I wish that was the case. I double checked it after your problem.
    Sunday, August 16, 2009 3:12 PM
  • Can you try disabling any third-party firewalls or download managers you may have installed, to see if that makes a difference? Or at least add an exception for WindowsLiveWriter.exe?
    Sunday, August 16, 2009 3:19 PM
  • I also have this "... metaweblog.aspx" - "Found: Found" error when trying to connect to a SharePoint blog that uses Forms Based Authentication (FBA).
    If I change authentication mode in IIS, then there is no problem.
    I haven't set a proxy.

    I think the problem is somewhere with FBA, and with redirecting to login.aspx.

    My log:

    WindowsLiveWriter,1.3940,None,00017,14-Oct-2009 09:46:54.099,"XML-RPC request:
    http://[blog site]/_layouts/metaweblog.aspx
    <?xml version=""1.0"" encoding=""utf-8""?>
        <string />
    WindowsLiveWriter,1.3940,None,00018,14-Oct-2009 09:46:54.099,"== BEGIN WebException =====================",""
    WindowsLiveWriter,1.3940,None,00019,14-Oct-2009 09:46:54.099,"Status: UnknownError",""
    WindowsLiveWriter,1.3940,None,00020,14-Oct-2009 09:46:54.099,"System.Net.WebException: Found: Found
       at WindowsLive.Writer.CoreServices.HttpRequestHelper.SendRequest(String requestUri, HttpRequestFilter filter)
       at WindowsLive.Writer.CoreServices.XmlRpcClient.CallMethod(String methodName, XmlRpcValue[] parameters)
       at WindowsLive.Writer.BlogClient.Clients.XmlRpcBlogClient.CallMethod(String methodName, XmlRpcValue[] parameters)",""
    WindowsLiveWriter,1.3940,None,00021,14-Oct-2009 09:46:54.099,"HTTP/1.1 302 Found
    Content-Length: 189
    Cache-Control: private
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
    Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 07:51:12 GMT
    Location: /_layouts/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f_layouts%2fmetaweblog.aspx
    Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.0
    X-AspNet-Version: 2.0.50727
    X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
    <html><head><title>Object moved</title></head><body>
    <h2>Object moved to <a href=""%2f_layouts%2flogin.aspx%3fReturnUrl%3d%252f_layouts%252fmetaweblog.aspx"">here</a>.</h2>
    WindowsLiveWriter,1.3940,None,00022,14-Oct-2009 09:46:54.099,"== END WebException =======================",""
    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 7:55 AM