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I have my new LAMP server up and running on a local network with a Windows
XP machine. My only access to the internet is a dialup facility from the XP
machine. I am finding that Internet Explorer will not update/refresh
documents from the Linux machine without it being connected to the internet.

I have played with all the obvious settings (at least to me) without any
success. Surely, this is not necessary. Would anyone have any suggestions to
remedy this.


Re: LAMP server

You don't say how you're accessing the Linux box, IP or name. Is the XP
box your dial-out machine? Running ICS/firewall on it. My first though
would be it's doing some sort of DNS resolution.

Try just entering the IP address of the Linux box.
 What happens when you go to the server from the linux box itself?
Just enter "localhost" or "" into the address bar.


Re: LAMP server

The XP box is the dial out machine-no firewall.

IE displays the web page as long as it has an internet connection. I thought
it may have something to do with IE - It makes no difference if you use IP
or name. I use the hosts file to define the name so its as though XP/IE
says, I have no internet connection so I wont bother with any lookups (Local
ones included) and displays the dialog box "The page cannot be displayed

I can't work it out.

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