why does WinSCP work, but firefox not?
blr at robertsr.us
Wed Jan 30 17:56:04 MST 2008
On Wed, 2008-01-30 at 17:45 -0700, Dr. Scott S. Jones wrote:
> If I can run WinSCP on a box running XP Pro, and with it access both Windows
> and Linux on other machines on the LAN, and yet, from that same XP Pro box,
> I am unable to access the net, is that possible? Should it be possible?
> I have one application on this XP Pro box which is able to go out and
> transmit over my cable connection, data to a claims clearing house, and yet,
> if I open Firefox, or IE neither of those will browse the net...no
> connection out.
> Similarly, ping out doesn't work. I can ssh from this box to others, in a
> cmd prompt, but if I 'ping microsoft.com' it shows MS's IP, but says Request
> Timed Out.
So DNS probably isn't the issue
> I guess the fact that WinSCP seems to work, is what throws me, but perhaps
> that is just cause it works locally, but not out on the greater 'Net.
Is this a home network or work? Static IP or dhcp? What kind of
firewall/router is between you and the Internet? Can you browse from
the other machines on the LAN? What are your DNS servers on the XP box?
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