Solved

How to test IPN Paypal on Sandbox?

Posted on 2009-04-06
4
1,096 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi,
I have the error message below when I tried to test the IPN on Paypal Sandbox.

"PN delivery failed. Unable to connect to the specified URL. Please verify the URL and try again."

I'm using the url link below (this is my IP on my own development PC).
http://192.168.0.141/APIModule/PayPal/PDT.aspx

Any ideas? Or I do need a real DNS (link) for the IPN simulator to work?

Please advise.
0
Comment
Question by:tangteng78
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
oobayly earned 125 total points
ID: 24081443
If it's a callback made by Paypal to your server (not via the user's browser), then yes it will need to be a DNS link, or at least a link to a host accessible from the internet.
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:techmaza
techmaza earned 125 total points
ID: 24085321


for interacting with paypal server u will surely need real DNS to interact otherwise how it will actually send the query. U have given answer in ur question that to test IPN u will need IPN simulator to test on ur Testing PC or Server

0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:wildzero
ID: 24086285
Personally I always use the real servers and not the sandbox, just use $1 purchases and a friends account.

Least you know the results you get are true/real world
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:oobayly
ID: 24086427
@wildzero
According to Paypal "The Sandbox is a duplicate of the live PayPal site, except that no real money changes hands.".
Personally I don't fancy paying Paypal to develop my website.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Php pie charts 3 26
Angular JS Route 3 45
Session timeout 5 13
Write to file when application closes (by logoff) - VB.NET 1 15
Foreword (July, 2015) Since I first wrote this article, years ago, a great many more people have begun using the internet.  They are coming online from every part of the globe, learning, reading, shopping and spending money at an ever-increasing ra…
I imagine that there are some, like me, who require a way of getting currency exchange rates for implementation in web project from time to time, so I thought I would share a solution that I have developed for this purpose. It turns out that Yaho…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to Test the speed of a WordPress Website. Site Speed is an important metric of a site’s health. Slow site speed can result in viewers leaving your site quickly and not seeing your content. This…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to set up an RSS Feed on a WordPress Website. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Feedburner will be used for this demonstration. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the…

914 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now