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Bill_G wrote:One of our techs went to service a Canopy link, and found his XP Pro laptop with IE8 will not resolve ip addys entered directly into the addy bar. He can ping the devices. He can web to them with Opera. But, IE8 says it cannot display the web page (and then there is a whole diagnostic discussion that is pretty worthless). He can go to google.com. He can surf anyplace he wants when he uses a name. But, if he uses a direct address, he gets the same error. Very odd behavior.
Any ideas on what to do to beat IE8 into submission?
Bill_G wrote:Yeah. I'll be interested in your results. I doubt it has anything to do with Canopy, and something to do with routing versus security. In our system, the local netscreen is the dhcp server giving all the local shop pc's public ip's in the 192.168.2.x range with the standard triple nickle netmask (255.255.255.0) with the netscreen as the gateway. We have a vpn tunnel to hq to connect to resources there in the 10.0.x.x subnets. All of our backbone is in the 66.88.x.x subnets including our Canopy connections to a local tower where it drops to fiber and into a distributed isp we maintain. The netscreen does all the routing from policies we've written. My laptop with IE6 could web into all the gear. After I upgraded it to IE8, it couldn't. However, I can still ping everything and telnet into them. I tried to back out of IE8 and restore IE6, but no joy. Now IE6 acts stupid. Yet, Firefox works just fine. An old win95 box with IE5 works fine in the same 192.168 public subnet. There has to be something in IE8 that gets set, and then remains set. Possibly a registry entry I'm not familiar with. I'll do some poking around in the kiddie hack sites to see if anyone has experienced this before.
Jim202 wrote:It is just that the dreamers at Motorola haven't managed to kick the limited advantages of IE to allow us dumb people to get into MOL with it something other than IE.
jackhackett wrote:Jim202 wrote:It is just that the dreamers at Motorola haven't managed to kick the limited advantages of IE to allow us dumb people to get into MOL with it something other than IE.
I don't know where Moto gets it's developers from... who in their right mind makes a browser specific website these days? Probably the same guys that write the CPS.
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