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I got a strange problem today.

When I type in the browser it automatically changes back to the public address.

Can anyone please tell me what could be the possible issue ?

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How about moer info...what browser, OS, ANYTHING else? – KCotreau Jun 1 '11 at 12:40
It is a Windows machine, the behavior is same in both Chrome and IE. – Supratik Jun 1 '11 at 13:04

I think there's a problem with your name resolution. Try flushing DNS cache by

  • Start -> Run -> type cmd
  • in command prompt, type ipconfig /flushdns

If it works cool!, else please provide following information:

What is the response of browser to "localhost".

What are the contents of C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

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It is possible that you got HTTP redirect from server on You could use Chrome Network tab (Tools -> Developer Tools) to check server response.

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