CFHTTP Connection Failure on Production Servers

Posted on 2007-03-22
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
I have a production and development ColdFusion environment.  Both are ColdFusion 7 and we have the same patches and JRE on both environments.

We are working on a new integration with a client and we are posting an XML data stream to the client using CFHTTP.  When we post the data on the development environment, the post works without a problem.  When we post on the production environment, we are getting a CONNECTION FAILURE message.  We have tried this post on both environments with a regular html form post and it works on both environments.

Both environments are behind the same firewall, so we have confirmed that the problem is not a connectivity issue with either firewall.  Since the ColdFUsion servers are setup exactly the same, we are confused as to why this issue is occurring.  Any help is appreciated.
Question by:pharmacychoice
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ID: 18778872
Two questions.

Is there an SSL on the production box?

What Web Server SW is running?  IIS ?

Author Comment

ID: 18779616
We are running IIS on Windows Server 2003 on development and production.  There is an SSL on the production box, but we are not using SSL for this project.  I can post using CFHTTP to local resources and I tried to do a get to cnn yesterday with no problems as well.

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ID: 21473571
By any chance, is the production server GoDaddy? I am having a problem with one of their servers. The cfhttp tag just isn't working.
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ID: 21473905

Unfortunately, no.  We are on our own production servers hosted within a co-location facility.


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ID: 21474281
I've done a bunch of testing and it looks like its a server configuration. I don't know enough about hosting to know where to start, but I'm pretty sure that the cfhttp I'm using is working properly, its just not getting past IIS I think. If you come up with a solution, please let me know. Thanks.

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ID: 21474293
I will definitely post if I find anything.  If you can do the same, it would be greatly appreciated.

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ID: 22339834
We solved it ourselves.  We just used regular http posting instead of trying to get the ColdFusion cfhttp post to work

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