We are experiencing some issues on our IIS server and are trying to narrow down the problem. Basically a site becomes unresponsive to the web. But if we put the domain name (in the hosts file due to local dns issue) on the web server it self the site works fine. So the hosts file has something like:
The IP being one of the IP's on that machine with IIS website setup to listen on port 80 on that IP.
My question is will the request go through the NIC card if (on the web server) we browse to mysite.com or will it know that it is on the local box already.
What we are trying to figure out is why the site will work on that box but not remotely, either on the local network or through the load balancer to the web. We do not have direct access to the hardware so need to remove as many possibilities remotely as we can.