IIS 7 and Above
Cannot Reach Site from Device on Network
Last post Jan 13, 2019 05:56 AM by mahamr
Jan 11, 2019 12:50 AM|jaaywags|LINK
Setup: I have a site on my Microsoft 2012 R2 server that is running IIS
Issue: I can access the site from the servers browser by typing in "site.com" and the ip, 192.168.10.5. I cannot access the site from another device on the network. View IP or site.com.
What I Have Tried:
I am having some trouble getting a brand new Microsoft 2012 R2 Server up and running. I have installed IIS and DNS. I created a new site and added the following bindings:
Type Ip Port Host Name
http All Unassigned 80 site.com
http 192.168.10.5 80 site.com
http 192.168.10.5 80
Right now I have nothing in my hosts file. I have tried a few entries in there with no success, so for now I have removed them.
My DNS Forward Lookup Zone is named, site.com.
I have two A Hosts:
Host FQDN IP
(same as parent folder) site.com 192.168.10.5
www www.site.com 192.168.10.5
As far as my firewall goes, I added a new Inbound Rule named "site". It is a port rule on TCP, allowing port 80. I selected "Allow the connection" on the Actions page, and the profile applies to Domain, Private, and Public.
I have also checked World Wide Web Services (HTTP Traffic-In) and it is enabled.
I cannot ping the device I am testing with from the server in command prompt. I also cannot ping the server from the device I am testing with.
Whenever I try to access the site, it just sites there loading until it timesout. I have checked the pfirewall.log and it is empty. Also the C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles\* are not saving anything from the device I am testing with.
Any ideas? Thanks!
Jan 13, 2019 05:56 AM|mahamr|LINK
Simultaneous network traces from the server and a client while testing - after the troubleshooting you have already done, it's a good time to make sure you're even seeing packets reach the server. It's possible there's something else on the network blocking