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  • I haven't messed with the web access for a while  but tried it today. using http and either the host name or IP address gets me a (

    Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)

    Error.
    If I use https I can login .

    Any clues to whats happening here

    Thanks
    allan<input id="gwProxy" type="hidden"><!-- Session data--></input> <input id="jsProxy" onclick="jsCall();" type="hidden" />


    I have also tried from IE at the server and get the same result Https works ( it has a certificate error ) but works and Http  show webpage not found.<input id="gwProxy" type="hidden"><!-- Session data--></input> <input id="jsProxy" onclick="jsCall();" type="hidden" />
    Sunday, January 10, 2010 3:09 PM

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  • I haven't messed with the web access for a while  but tried it today. using http and either the host name or IP address gets me a (

    Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)

    Error.
    If I use https I can login .

    Any clues to whats happening here

    Thanks
    allan<input id="gwProxy" type="hidden"><!-- Session data--></input> <input id="jsProxy" onclick="jsCall();" type="hidden" />


    I have also tried from IE at the server and get the same result Https works ( it has a certificate error ) but works and Http  show webpage not found.<input id="gwProxy" type="hidden"><!-- Session data--></input> <input id="jsProxy" onclick="jsCall();" type="hidden" />
    Maybe your ISP is now blocking port 80.  If you go to Shields Up! and run a custom port scan for 80, 443, and 4125, what are the results?
    Sunday, January 10, 2010 5:19 PM
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  • This is local on the same network , it does the same thing with http/local host
    In that case, it's probably your router not handling the loopback requests correctly.  As long as http://xxxxxx.homeserver.com works from outside your LAN, you shouldn't worry about it.
    Sunday, January 10, 2010 6:01 PM
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  • I haven't messed with the web access for a while  but tried it today. using http and either the host name or IP address gets me a (

    Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)

    Error.
    If I use https I can login .

    Any clues to whats happening here

    Thanks
    allan<input id="gwProxy" type="hidden"><!-- Session data--></input> <input id="jsProxy" onclick="jsCall();" type="hidden" />


    I have also tried from IE at the server and get the same result Https works ( it has a certificate error ) but works and Http  show webpage not found.<input id="gwProxy" type="hidden"><!-- Session data--></input> <input id="jsProxy" onclick="jsCall();" type="hidden" />
    Maybe your ISP is now blocking port 80.  If you go to Shields Up! and run a custom port scan for 80, 443, and 4125, what are the results?
    Sunday, January 10, 2010 5:19 PM
    Moderator
  • This is local on the same network , it does the same thing with http/local host
    Sunday, January 10, 2010 5:45 PM
  • This is local on the same network , it does the same thing with http/local host
    In that case, it's probably your router not handling the loopback requests correctly.  As long as http://xxxxxx.homeserver.com works from outside your LAN, you shouldn't worry about it.
    Sunday, January 10, 2010 6:01 PM
    Moderator
  • But say the router is not working properly should IE from the server < I mean sitting at the server logged on  opening IE and typing http://localhost  not open the page. I get the same error this way as I do from another machine on the same network
    Sunday, January 10, 2010 6:48 PM
  • The domain name xxxx.homeserver.com won't work
    When I enable remote access and it does the test it fail on checking if website is available locally??  ( a local website or firewall issue may have occurred.
    When I try to access via the domain name xxx.homeserver.com I get a login for my router prompt.  If I use https and the local name it lets me in.  If I use https and the whs IP address it lets me in . if I use http: Ip address

    Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)

    If I use http:local hostname it works. I would like it to work with it's IP address. I have a static route between my lan and another lan ,,, name resolution does not work through the static route.
    Monday, January 11, 2010 3:21 PM
  • Regarding name resolution across a static route: probably the only option you're going to have is to use a HOSTS file on every computer in both locations, to identify the server in the remote location.

    Regarding the other issues: Are you saying that, when you log on to the server using e.g. Remote Desktop, then type HTTP://localhost/Remote in the address bar of Internet Explorer, you get an error? Have you made any changes to the configuration of IIS on your server?

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, January 11, 2010 4:25 PM
    Moderator
  • I might have   Can't really remember . I'm going to try and go through the IIS settings with a Friend who has his working fine.
    Monday, January 11, 2010 8:51 PM