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My question title basically says it all. I was reading some other questions that are similar to this, but I think I need some help on trouble shooting it. Can't seem to figure it out.

Using IIS 7, my site works fine using localhost but when I try to get to it from either or, the browser can't find the site. The browser gives up and redirects me to www., which I think is a fall-back attempt at resolving the url.

I've tried this in IE, and Firefox. Same behaviours. Interestingly, Chrome takes a lot longer to decide that the site isn't available, and eventually times out.

First question will be about bindings. The site setting is:

  • type: http
  • hostname: (blank)
  • port: 8080
  • IP Address: *

Any ideas on the first place to look?

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You are typing the port number in URL, right? – Dusan Bajic Sep 7 '12 at 8:09
yes, i've got the port number in there. – gdbj Sep 10 '12 at 21:53

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