Reputation
43,761
Next tag badge:
107/100 score
19/20 answers
Badges
4 61 103
Newest
 Enlightened
Impact
~4.0m people reached

20h
comment MacBook Air running Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) not waking from sleep mode
Post the system logs from the time of the incident.
1d
comment No FQDN access to local server from local network, only from outside
That's a completely different type of loopback, not NAT loopback.
1d
answered No FQDN access to local server from local network, only from outside
2d
answered Unreachable nodes in a mixed lan wlan network
2d
answered How to capture traffic in monitor mode when you know the password
2d
comment Same SSL Cert on 2 Servers, 1 Passes & Other Doesn't
@Ramhound He was saying the article he was referencing was specific to Apache. Since OP (Lenwood) didn't say what he was running, this Answerer (Ips) could only guess and point him at an Apache-specific resource.
2d
comment Same SSL Cert on 2 Servers, 1 Passes & Other Doesn't
@Ramhound You've got to be kidding. OP didn't mention who his webhosts are or what web server software they're running. How can anyone explain in detail how to solve a configuration problem with unknown vendors and software packages?
Aug
28
answered Fiber Optic Home network?
Aug
28
answered How to determine causes of Latency to a game server?
Aug
28
comment Wifi Name Resolution on Windows network
What is acting as your wireless router? Is that box doing NAT?
Aug
27
comment How to log Wi-Fi network changes?
On which operating system?
Aug
27
answered NFC tag scanning range
Aug
27
answered Wi-Fi network always detected by some devices, never by others, regardless of settings
Aug
27
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
27
answered Connecting a HomePlug over CoAx
Aug
27
comment Want to setup web server with IP that is not on my local network
@ssnobody I don't think you've read section 2.6.2 of RFC 3927. It makes the 169.254/16 subnet immune to subnet mismatch problems. Machines with IPv4 link-local addresses (and no routable addresses) are supposed to treat all subnets as local (so his web server won't need a route to 192.168.180/24). See the paragraph that's split between the bottom of page 14 and the top of page 15. I know that Apple's IP stacks have worked this way since at least 2001, maybe earlier. Mac OS 9, OS X, and iOS devices all do this. Even AirPort base stations and Xserve RAIDs do this.
Aug
27
comment Want to setup web server with IP that is not on my local network
@ssnobody The thing is, IP stacks that know about RFC 3927 will automatically create a route for 169.254/16 as directly attached to a local interface. I suppose you could find a way to disable or override the automatic behavior so you can set whatever subnet mask you want, but I don't think anyone really does that. Plus, OP mentioned in a comment that he has software that he can't change that hard-coded 169.254.1.0 as a web server address, so apparently the software he's dealing with doesn't think it's a network address either.
Aug
27
comment Want to setup web server with IP that is not on my local network
You said you saw no reason why it shouldn't work, and I was just giving you one. It shouldn't work if the router honors this well-established standards-track RFC. If his hosts follow the RFC, he shouldn't need it (also covered in section 2.6.2).
Aug
27
comment Want to setup web server with IP that is not on my local network
RFC 3927, which defines automatic IPv4 link-local addressing on the special 169.254/16 subnet, specifically forbids routers to forward packets to/from that subnet. See section 2.6.2.