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WCF testing - another PC can not connect to my Development Server

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Experts,

I have developed some WCF services and am testing them.  To test i am running the services in visual studio 2010 included development server.

1.  They work fine using the built in test client.

2.  They work fine when accessed from a client application running in another instance of the vs2010 on my machine.

3.  They work fine when accessed from the above client application which was compiled and installed on my machine using a vs install package.

4.They DO NOT work fine when accessed from the above client application which was compiled and installed on another machine using a vs install package.

They give the following error:
code 10061: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it

I have verified that my machine's (which the services are running on) has the windows firewall disabled and that i can successfully ping my machine from the remote machine.

Any ideas?

Thanks
GL
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This is because (as I read somewhere) the VS "web server" is hard-coded to use "localhost" for the host. You will either need to deploy the service to IIS, or try alternative to Cassini. If you can work some sort of port-forward for your system, then you can also accomplish debugging using the VS web server.
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...or you could self-host the service in a Console or WinForms application (forgot about that one!).
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