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Using ip address in place of localhost

Orton K Randy
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Joined: Aug 12, 2011
Posts: 41

The title says it all, I tried to access my webapp through ip, something like :

It says:

works just fine.
Obviously, it has something to configure in tomcat conf files, unfortunately I'm not that good at them. Just so you know, I could ping to the IP(without port no. perhaps) in question successfully, firewall has been disabled. Any help would be appreciated in this regard.

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Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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"Ping" isn't a tcp/ip request, it's ICMP. Same transport, different protocol. So the ability to PING an IP address simply means that the PING ICMP packet isn't firewalled, and tells nothing about tcp/ip port blocking.

The first place to look when you have connectivity problems, is to use a "netstat" command. Use "netstat -ln" for Unix/Linux and "netstat -an" for Windows. If the port is being listened to on, it's available at other addresses that just localhost and that's your cue to look at the firewall.

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