Can't access my site by IP address

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I'm running Windows Web Server 2008 R2.  I've stopped the default site.  My URL is www.cerebrum.ca.  Bindings for this site show that both cerebrum.ca and www.cerebrum.ca are bound to 70.38.3.25, port 80.  I can view the site using the url http://www.cerebrum.ca.

However, typing http://70.38.3.25 or http://70.38.3.25/index.html or even just 70.38.3.25 all produce "The webpage cannot be found".  

Any idea what the cause of this is?

Eric
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
If I try  http://70.38.3.25:8080/ it works for a long time and then says IE cannot displat the web page. I get the same error as you without the :8080.  

However, why not just use the www address if it is working?

... Thinkpads_User

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I can and do. It just concerns me that using the IP doesn't work.  It seems like it should, and since it doesn't, I wonder if there isn't something wrong that might have an impact on other areas of the server.
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Did you try http://70.38.3.25:8080/ ?  I would not expect it work for me, but I don't know what it does for you.  .... Thinkpads_User
Robert SchuttSoftware Engineer
Commented:
It might not be too serious, just that the external IP address is not being routed internally directly and it's being tried in an indirect route and possibly stopped by a firewall.

For starters, open up a command prompt and type:

tracert 70.38.3.25

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It should show you how it is trying to reach that IP number, maybe just connecting to the router/gateway and then stopping because it is not allowed back to your server.

If that's the case you may need to ask this in a network zone or with this info you can dig further.
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Oh, by the way, can you double check that in your list of bindings the IP number is explicitly added as an allowed hostname? I think your question indicates that at the moment only the two textual names (with and without www) are allowed. I believe you need to add a third containing the IP number as hostname if you want to use it like that.

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