Closed Bug 10384 Opened 21 years ago Closed 20 years ago
invalid host specified: the request did not specify a valid virtual host
this problem appears to happen with the oracle web server (spyglass) this webserver requires that the url hostname sent by the browser match the one defined in the configuration file. this page should bring up a password dialog -- instead it bring up an error that would happen if the hostname is sent incorrectly, for example http://220.127.116.11:8888/ would bring up this same error. this does not appear to be a problem with this webserver if there is no port specification (for example http://www.lastminutetravel.com/ vs http://lastminutetravel.com/).
Doesn't this have to do with the DNS entry that you have setup for the host? Jud you mentioned something about this... assigning for your comments.
I'm confused. You state: "this does not appear to be a problem with this webserver if there is no port specification (for example http://www.lastminutetravel.com/ vs http://lastminutetravel.com/)." there is no port specification on either of these. do you mean host specification (i.e. no "www")?
this is not a blocker that I am aware of. A blocker is a bug that prevents other parts of the browser from being tested or developed on.
sorry for the confusion, let me clarify a little... the spyglass webserver (used with oracle webserver) requires that a valid virtual hostname be used from the browser. if the hostname specified in the webserver configuration is www.lastminutetravel.com, any other variation on hostname, even if it resolves to the same ip address, won't work (e.g., http://www.lastminutetravel.com/ works vs. http://lastminutetravel.com/ which doesn't). an exaple of this that -doesn't- work with mozilla is when the url has a port specification. for example on netscape the page http://www.ticketpay.com:7819/ works correctly (it brings up a password dialog) because it is using a valid virtual host (www.ticketpay.com and ticketpay.com are specified in the configuration file for this listener). trying the same url in mozilla fails with an 'invalid virtual host' type error. to summarize, in mozilla the hostname seems to be sent correctly if there is no port specified, otherwise, something funky is happening. i also tried http://www.lastminutetravel.com:80/ on mozilla, and this appears to work correctly for some reason?
Bulk move of all Networking-Core (to be deleted component) bugs to new Networking component.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
I think this was a redirect problem. lastminutetravel.com and www.last...com work fine for me. http://www.ticketpay.com:7819/ doesn't do anything in either browser.
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