[Mediawiki-l] always being redirected to localhost

Roberto Winter rhwinter at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 20:17:32 UTC 2004


Hi again,
John's suggestion did work out. Just added the right lines to 'hosts'.
That is fine, since it was only an "inside" network problem. Thanks a
lot,
Roberto.


On Mon, 8 Nov 2004 13:14:42 -0500, John Michael Norvell
<norvell at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> On Monday 08 November 2004 12:47 pm, Terry Jones graced us with these words:
> >  - Why don't the internal machines simply go straight to 192.168.1.10?
> >
> 
> I just resolved the same problem on my network, but I'm not sure what the
> repercussions will be yet. Internal machines *were* just going straight to
> the server on the LAN, but using their LAN host names and/or IP, which
> confused the scripts, which were looking for the hostname the webserver
> reports to the external world.  I only need to connect to the server from the
> same machine that hosts it, not others on the LAN, so I just aliased the
> external gateway hostname to the internal IP in /etc/hosts. Now mediawiki
> (and movable type, which had the same problem) works equally well from that
> machine or outside.  Don't know if this breaks anything else. My ability to
> ping the external interface and check DNS status is gone for that machine, I
> suppose.
> 
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