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Trying to resolve redirect mystery with Drupal site.

I'm in the process of migrating a client site (www.clientsite.com) that is currently hosting their site with Acquia Cloud.

Acquia sent me a package (site and db file), which I installed in a local test machine.

Overall, it seemed to go smooth.

The strange thing is that when trying to get to index.php (on my local test machined) I'm immediatley redirected to the current, public site (www.clientsite.com) on Acquia's cloud.

I ruled out the .htaccess file for doing the redirect.

Where else can I search for possible hard-coded redirects?
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sandshakimi

8/22/2022 - Mon
talkinsmak

Have you checked your internal DNS or for the existence of a host file on the local pc?

John
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sandshakimi

This is a new effort. My admin guy wouldn't edit the DNS (he doesn't even know the directory of my test site) and its defin. not my host file on the local pc.

I'm baffled.
talkinsmak

I am still thinking it is DNS.  Can you do an NSlookup for www.clientsite.com and see if it is looking for the external IP of that site?

Edit:

Windows:   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/200525

Linux:  http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2012/07/nslookup-examples/

John
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
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Ray Paseur

You can scan the source code for (case-insensitive) "header" since PHP might be doing the redirect.
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sandshakimi

I was also thinking along those lines.

How do I approach scanning for "header" ?
Ray Paseur

I use Textpad.  It has a "find in files" capability that will drill down into the directory structure looking for any string you want to search.  It also has a REGEX engine for searching. IIRC Notepad++ has a similar facility.
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Edit settings.php and change the $base_url
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sandshakimi

Discovery:  the site had "secure pages" enabled in Drupal configuration. By breaking into the database and creating an admin account, I was finally able to disable it. Now it works as normal.