I have just wasted several days of my life trying to get dasBlog hosted on my Brinkster account. I wanted to use ASP 2.0 and version 1.9 of dasBlog unfortunately at the time of writing this is impossible.
Brinkster have set <trust level=”Medium”> in their servers’s machine.config this is not overridable in your web.config if you try and override it your app will blow up. dasBlog was originally architected under 1.1 and designed to use <trust level=”Full”> you can read more on the Brinkster forum here.
There is an alternative Thinkjot which does work but comes with this warning “It may be unstable and cause problems in the application pool” read more here . I have only just installed it and will update this post at a later date if I encounter problems. You can get thinkjot here it is based on dasBlog but has been written to work at the medium trust level. To get it working you must get create a subfolder in your webroot folder then upload the Thinkjot files and folders to it. You must edit the web.config file and comment out the line <trust level=”Medium” originUrl=”"/>. In the SiteConfig folder you must edit the site.config file and set the <Root> element to the URL of your blog. You can edit these files locally and upload them or use the brinkster file manager. You must then contact the brinkster live chat support and ask them to give read / write permission to NETWORKSERVICE on three subfolders <yourfolder>\content <yourfolder>\logs <yourfolder>\SiteConfig and create a VIRTUAL WEBROOT for <yourfolder>. They will only do this if you have a DEVELOPER hosting package multiple virtual roots are not supported in lesser packages.
When Brinkster switched the trust level to Medium just before christmas many of their customers sites that were using ASP 2.0 stopped working, if you are contemplating using Brinkster or any other hosting company for a 2.0 application you should read this.