I noticed this while Googling for "Notice removed Draw attention"; all of the superuser.com results have an explicit port in their URL.


Indeed it works.

Out of all the other SE sites I have checked, Super User is the only one consistently accessible through this port. Server Fault also responded with a 200 after a few tries.

$ curl -s -o /dev/null -w '%{http_code}\n' http://superuser.com:8080/
$ curl -s -o /dev/null -w '%{http_code}\n' http://serverfault.com:8080/
$ curl -s -o /dev/null -w '%{http_code}\n' --connect-timeout 10 http://stackoverflow.com:8080/
  1. Is this something intentional? What's the reason behind it?
  2. Is it possible to make these URLs not to come up in search results? It gives the impression that the site is running on a development server.
  • 2
    ServerFault loads over 8080 for me.
    – Seth
    Mar 4, 2015 at 18:31
  • It did for me too just now. Maybe this should be migrated to meta.se.
    – ento
    Mar 5, 2015 at 4:54


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