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Re: HTTP request working via hostname but not via IP address
From: "Arjun Venkatraman" <arjunishere () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 13:46:14 +0100

I think the strongest possibility is that the site I'm aiming at is
responding only to the hostname and not the IP as a result of the
configuration. I shall check this one.

Thanks all, this was really helpful

On 5/8/06, Ron Nelson <ron.e.nelson () gmail com> wrote:
The web site is probably not configured to be the response from the
http server from the IP address, only from requests with the hostname.
 The IP address may only get the default site, which would not be the
server you're trying for.

Ron

On 5/8/06, Arjun Venkatraman <arjunishere () gmail com> wrote:
> Hey Javier,
>
> The IP i'm trying to reach IS one of two IPs which correspond to a
> virtual adress, but this is on an internal network, so the IP I am
> aiming for is definitely not virtual.
> Any other possibilities?
>
> Cheers
> Arjun
>
>
>
> On 5/8/06, Javier Liendo <javier () liendo net> wrote:
> > hello arjun
> >
> > check if the website is a virtual website...most probably it is and
> > that is the reason you can only get at it with the hostname and not
> > the IP address...
> >
> > regards
> >
> > javier
> >
> > On 5/5/06, Arjun Venkatraman <arjunishere () gmail com> wrote:
> > >  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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