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Don Rosen
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Username: Dr10

Post Number: 3
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 05:43 pm:   

I can connect using http to the nowsms server via the internet, but attempting to connect locally (i.e. from a browser or application running on the same machine) does not work.

Does anyone know why?
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 359
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 05:57 pm:   

Are you connecting using 127.0.0.1?

Two things I can think of that could cause this not to work ...

1.) "IP Address Restrictions" on the "Web" tab of configuration dialog not including 127.0.0.1 on the allowed list.

2.) "IP Address for web interface" on the "Web" tab of configuration dialog set to any value other than "(all available)". If bound to a specific address, NowSMS only listens on that address, and does not listen on 127.0.0.1.

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Des
NowSMS Support
Don Rosen
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Username: Dr10

Post Number: 4
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 07:10 pm:   

I'm trying to connect to port 8800 (localhost works). I have an app which should run no matter what machine it's on, so I don't want to have to reconfigure the app depending on what machine it's executing on.

There are no ip address restrictions, and all available is selected
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 360
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 07:26 pm:   

I'm sorry, but based on your response, I don't understand what doesn't work.

What are you trying to connect to using the browser that does not work?

From the sound of things, it doesn't sound so much like a NowSMS specific issue, as a TCP/IP connectivity issue. Those two settings are the only ones that would effect connectivity in a way that is specific to NowSMS.

Are you connecting to a host name or an IP address?

If it's a host name, then do you have an issue where DNS is not resolving properly on that machine?

If it's an IP address, is it a local IP that is bound to the network card on that PC, or is it an external IP routed via a NAT router? (Some NAT routers won't let you go from internal through an external IP of the NAT back to the internal network. The only solution in these instances is to use the HOSTS file on the local PC, and define the external host name with a local IP address. I'm not giving a lot of detail here, but I wouldn't want to go down this path unless this is the issue that you're facing ... again, it's more of a TCP/IP connectivity issue.)

Can you give some detail about your network configuration?

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Des
NowSMS Support

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