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I have a machine on my home network running Windows Server 2008 (IIS7) with a web application running under default website called HTCOMNET. The network is just on a Windows Workgroup. The server is named nas1 and has a (dynamically assigned) IPv4 address of

I can ping When I ping the machine by name ("nas1"), the hostname resolves to an IPv6 link-local address (as opposed to the ipv4 address). In a browser, I can go to http://nas1/HTCOMNET/ and IIS serves the site, no problem. But if I go to, no dice. I have all the windows firewalls turned off.

Any idea what's going on? I can't for the life of me figure out why I can't hit IIS via the IP. I feel like it's something really obvious, but i can't figure out what. Thanks!

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When you load the ip in the browser what error shows up? – MrStatic Mar 20 '10 at 22:18
I just get a typical "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" error. No IIS error or anything. – user31764 Mar 21 '10 at 16:52
What happens if you try to go to http: //[ipv6 address]/HTCOMNET (with the brackets) from another computer? – Stephen Jennings Mar 21 '10 at 20:04

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Check to see if your bindings are correct for what you are trying to do. You should add all unassigned addresses to the web site you are trying to serve.

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No dice, but thanks for pointing that out. The binding was already in place for * ip addresses to go to port 80. – user31764 Mar 21 '10 at 16:52

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