Problems using host file to redirect websites to local host for testing (setting test site to my ip)
Posted on 2010-09-08
Just inherited a large classic asp site. Customer wants to retain absolute urls back to same site (cites Google advantage, which I doubt), so I want to be able to test by redirecting the site to my local server using the host file. After MANY roadblocks, I now get a "403 forbidden" error. This is after fighting lots of localstart.asp problems. I guess there's something important I don't know about authentication. Has anyone ever done this using a vmware xp virtual machine hosted by Windows 7? Other ideas?