Java Sockets and Firewalls

Bernhard Schneck
Wed, 03 Jun 1998 10:34:56 +0200

In message <> you write:
 > [...about using]
 > I've gotten a couple of reports, (and have seen in my logs) instances
 > where the UrlConnection is failing.

I've seen this when the hostname part of the URL can not be resolved
(forward and reverse?) by the browser (eg. when the internal net is
using its own (fake) root dns).

Usually, putting the name in the local hosts file (with any bogus
IP address) works fine.