Can access a particular site from a particular computer

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Richard Lewis Haggard, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. The IT guys at work can't figure this out, but I hope that one of you guys
    out there knows something that they don't.

    Here's the problem - I have a web site that's web forwarded so as to get
    around Verizon's blocking of port 80. In this case, gets forwarded by ZoneEdit to This works for most web browsers
    looking at the web site here at work. However, my computer just can't see
    the site. I've tried the usual things, made sure my computer's firewall is
    not blocking the port, delete cookies, add the site to the trusted list
    (it's my own web site - if I can't trust myself then I'm in a heap of
    trouble) but nothing I've tried gets me through. Suggestions?
    Richard Lewis Haggard, Jan 7, 2008
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  2. No. The first site's default page is a frameset which opens a page
    from that other server on its nonstandard port. The frameset is served
    on the default HTTP port (80).

    The only relation that I can see with that ZoneEDit site is via nslookup:

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Doing what? Opening the frameset or opening the port 8081 page directly?

    Is a proxy involved? There has previously been a problem with authentication
    through a proxy to a non-standard port.

    Use Fiddler2 to see what is happening. It's a proxy too but you can set it up
    so that it will chain proxies if necessary.

    FWIW I think there's probably a coding error in the frameset being sent.
    E.g. what does the second <frame> tag do? It looks like somebody duplicated
    the <frameset> tag and then relabeled it? That probably works because there is
    no DOCTYPE so the frameset is in quirks mode.

    Hmm... F6 twice and then Menu, View Source shows <HTML></HTML>
    so looks like IE7 figures that one out...

    It upset the W3C Validator at least--22 errors in 9 lines of code... ; )

    If you need help fixing that a better forum would be the MSDN
    forum for web developers.

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Jan 8, 2008
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  3. Richard,

    Did you forget to post or is your computer's date badly out? <eg>

    221 Xhdr information follows
    180110 Sat, 2 Feb 2008 17:18:56 -0600
    180111 Sat, 2 Feb 2008 18:34:38 -0500
    180112 Sat, 2 Feb 2008 16:28:00 -0800
    180113 Sat, 2 Feb 2008 16:44:00 -0800

    180114 Wed, 9 Jan 2008 15:10:07 -0500

    180115 Sat, 2 Feb 2008 19:00:02 -0600
    180116 Sat, 2 Feb 2008 17:06:01 -0800
    180117 Sat, 2 Feb 2008 17:08:00 -0800
    180118 Sat, 2 Feb 2008 20:09:21 -0500

    Have you tried my suggestion of opening the frame instead of the frameset?

    Your proxy/firewall is probably the source of your problems.
    Have you tried looking to see if there are diagnostics on it
    which show what happens to the request(s)?

    Note that because you are trying to open your site using
    the frameset you don't know which you can't open.
    Or have you done more diagnosis that you aren't disclosing? ; )

    Then I suspect you are both configured for the proxy differently. ; )

    That's why I want you to try opening the link for the frame explicitly
    without referencing the frameset at all.

    Hardly rocket science but I understand that it is quite easy to screw stuff up
    using Front Page... ; }

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle, Feb 3, 2008
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