dns problem with browsers only?

Joseph S D Yao jsdy at cospo.osis.gov
Thu Nov 11 00:52:04 UTC 1999

On Wed, Nov 10, 1999 at 11:10:29PM +0000, beaman wrote:
> Has anyone seen this before?  pc's can use short name for telnet, ping, and
> nslookup.  But when they use a short name in a browser (http://intranet),
> it doesn't.  The web page is not displayed and they get a 500 error.  But
> when they use the FQDN (http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov) or the ip address
> (, bingo - it works!  We have tried going to different
> web servers (http://intranet, http://updates) and using different browsers
> (netscape, hotjava, ie), but we get the same behavior.  nslookup looks fine
> for nslookup vm and nslookup

FDA.  OK, I was about to guess that you were behind a firewall, but ISTM
that you definitely are.  Try putting the short name in the "no-proxy"
[AKA "Exceptions"] list on your proxies page.  It should work.

Joe Yao				jsdy at cospo.osis.gov - Joseph S. D. Yao
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