Very urgent problem, and would be infinitely grateful if someone could help me with this.
I'm no networking expert, but I know enough to be dangerous. Here's the story: I installed a test version of a reservation system that my company uses (Micros Opera) [not to be confused with either Microsoft or the Opera browser!!!] on a test server in officeA. All went ok - I added the name of the computer and its IP address to the hosts file of the test clients, and there was no problem. The IP of the test server was 192.168.3.36. It and 3 other PCs were hooked up directly to a D-Link switch, which in turn was connected to a Netgear router.
I had to ship the whole setup to another office overseas (officeB). When the server and clients were hooked up in the exact same configuration as in officeA, they didn't work as planned... The IP of the server machine is now 192.168.1.150. I got the local guy there to change the hosts file on all the machines to that address, but to no avail. There is no problem pinging the server from any of the clients, but it doesn't browse as it should. Though it does something: the start URL for the app is http://servername/OperaLogin/
which then redirects to http://servername/OperaLogin/Welcome.do
- the redirect works, but nothing else - "The page cannot be displayed".
does not work either.
Also, the Internet is available on all machines - server and clients. No problem browsing sites. Just can't browse the local server, but can ping it just fine.
Any ideas would be gratefully tried!
PS: Opera is a Java app and is accessed via Internet Explorer and uses Oracle as its DB. AFAIK, it uses Apache, but that's installed transparently, so I don't really know... If I run netstat -b I can see Apache running on what appears to be several ports... don't ask me why!