connection with server could not be established
Tue, 8 Jan 2002 21:33:51 -0600
I'm setting up a manilla site for my son's school. For several days
the site has been available at http://www.sylvanpark.mnps.k12.tn.us.
I registered a much simpler domain name --
http://www.sylvanparkschool.org -- and tonight I set that up. I
tested accessing the site from the computer on which Frontier sits.
It worked fine. Then I tested it from another computer on the
school's network, using the new domain name. It worked fine.
Then I set up a second dummy site and put a redirect directive in
the table so that the longer domain name
(http://www.sylvanpark.mnps.k12.tn.us) would redirect to the new
domain name. That worked fine, from both the computer on which Frontier
sits and also from another computer on the school's network.
I thought things were dandy.
However, I came home and tested the new domain name from my
computer. I received the error message "Internet Explorer cannot
open the Internet site http://www.sylvanparkschool.org/. A
connection with the server could not be established." I tried
http://www.sylvanpark.mnps.k12.tn.us and received the same error
message, but I noticed then that in the lower message bar the
"conecting to..." message resolved for a moment to
http://www.sylvanparkschool.org before the error message came on the
I called the school and had someone there stop and restart Frontier.
I still couldn't get to either site, but she was able to get to the
site from both the Frontier computer and another computer on the
I went back to the school and confirmed that I could get to the
site. I confirmed that the URLs were listed correctly in
config.mainResponder.domains, and that the URL in each case pointed
to the right address, and that the kind is set to address. I then
went to each database and reset the URL for each site.
I came back home and found that I still can't get to the site. And I
notice that now I no longer see the longer domain name resolve to
the shorter one before I receive the error message.
I suspect there's some simple mistake here, but I can't find it. Any
ideas concerning why I could access the site from home before, using
the longer domain name, and now I can get to it using either domain
name from school but not from home?
John Rakestraw mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching