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Re: HTTP request working via hostname but not via IP address
From: "Thor (Hammer of God)" <thor () hammerofgod com>
Date: Sun, 07 May 2006 20:14:41 -0700

Most likely a host-header has been specified at the server- thus, the server
will only process requests with that specific host name, not the IP.  I do
this with all my configs-- IP based attacks/worms won't even be processed
this way (think Code Red).

t


On 5/5/06 7:47 AM, "Arjun Venkatraman" <arjunishere () gmail com> spoketh to
all:

 Hi all,

 I have a pretty basic sort of problem. While sending an HTTP request
to a machine using a VBScript, when I mention the hostname in the URL,
the request goes through smoothly. However, when I mention the IP
address explicitly, the request does not go through. I have confirmed
he IP address multiple times to make sure the error is not a typo.

If the machine name had not been accessible, I would have concluded
that the DNS query was the problem. But with the hostname working and
the IP not working I am stumped.

Any ideas?

Cheers

Arjun

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