IIS localhost works ip address doesn't

Hello,
I have a server running Server 2008 Standard edition with IIS 7.5.  I have a web site in iis that I can get to internally if I use localhost in the address but if I use the ip address I get page cannot be displayed.   I have checked nslookup, the bindings, and the dns on my server and they all look good.  My vendor thinks something is blocking port 80.  I'm at a loss.  We even setup a new site and cannot get to it.  

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
rogue028Asked:
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
Hi,

When you type in localhost i assume you are working on the server and when you type in the ip number\website (from another pc) it does not answer?

First try to (temporarily) disable the firewall.
Second, how does your site-binding look like? (select website and click on Basic-Settings)
(Port should be 80 and ip adress should be * in case you might have a multihomed server)
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unknown_routineCommented:
It is the Firewal"  that blocks the World Wide Web Services port by default (Port 80).

To fix this: goto control panel,  Windows firewall

goto the Exceptions tab and Scroll  down to World Wide Web Services (HTTP).

Click the check box and click OK.

Now your machine is accessible to the outside world.

Click the check box and click OK.
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dipopoCommented:
Can you do these steps please:

- Confirm the binding on the website
- netstat -nob from cmd to see what is using port 80.

Thanks

Dipopo
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rogue028Author Commented:
Will do as soon as I get back to the server.  When I try by IP address I am at the server.  The bindings are set for all IP addresses.  More when I get back to shop
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rogue028Author Commented:
I have checked port 80 on the windows firewall and when I run the command netstat -nob it does not show port 80.
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
What if you disable the firewall?
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rogue028Author Commented:
I just realized that the netstat -nob is giving me a couple of messages in the middle of the listing.  
1.  Can not obtain ownership information
2.  X:  Windows sockets initialization failed: 5
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pcsmitpraCommented:
Disable and re-enable the IP v6 on server. Also check driver\etc\ host file , if it has any wrong entries like IP is mapped to some domain address which does not exist!
Can not obtain ownership information - its a message by design and does not mention for any problem .
 X:  Windows sockets initialization failed: 5  - Its for IP v6 problem.
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rogue028Author Commented:
I disabled and re-enabled the IP v6, and the hosts file is fine.  Still cannot access by ip address or name, only localhost
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rogue028Author Commented:
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
So the server is in fact multihomed.. great this issue is solved.
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