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Old 04-15-2005, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an XP home PC that VPNs with cisco software to a corporate network. There is an application hosted on a server that is located in a third-party network. I get "Page cannot be displayed" when I type in the URL or go to the page from favorites. I edited hosts, which is in the default location, but the name will not resolve. I can ping the server by IP but not by name. Other XP and 2000 PCs can reach the application after hosts has been edited, but this one cannot.

I checked the registry key for databasepath and it points to the default path for hosts.

Internet works fine. I don't have problems resolving other domain names.

Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Old 04-15-2005, 09:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try getting the IP manually?
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Old 04-16-2005, 03:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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try doing a nslookup on the IP and the Name and make sure the alias is resolving correclty.

If it's not, flush the dns table from the local computer. From a command prompt type ipconfig /flushdns

If you're curious what it's attempting to resovle to currently, do ipconfig /displaydns
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