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Browsing internal websites using host headers

Posted on 2011-09-15
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We have a website hosted inside our network that is available on the internet.
We never use to browse the site inside but now want to for testing.
The issue is we want to be able to browse using it's internal IP address.

when I put int he internal IP address I just get a 'bad request' reply. The I enter 10.10.10.x/siteheader and I get the same.

What am I doing wrong?
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Question by:wannabecraig
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by:Sanjay Santoki
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Hello,

This issue normally happens if required IP address binding is not enabled on that particular website. If you have both live IP address and local IP address added on  the local network adapter you have to either modify existing host header to all IP unassign address or need to add new binding with local IP.

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Sanjay Santoki
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by:wannabecraig
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HI,

The live IP address is not added on the NIC.  
Even if I use the External IP address from an outside network I get the same reply.
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by:d_nedelchev
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Check if there is an IP address specified in the properties of the website in the IIS management console. If there is try setting it to default "(All Unassigned)".
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by:wannabecraig
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I have tried both ways, still the same issue.
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by:wannabecraig
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Should I be using this string to connect:

10.10.10.x/hostheader.htm?
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Sanjay Santoki earned 750 total points
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Hello,

You can try it out.
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by:wannabecraig
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Yeah, when I removed  the host header on one of the sites and just put the server name into the browser address bar it goes straight to that site. So it's the host header that's causing the issue.  Problem is because we have several site on that server I need to use host headers.

What now?
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