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http request to VIP address from server

We have a CSS 11000.

The VIP address alias is called chdevapps. We are on the server and trying to make http requests to the VIP address alias from the command line but the connection keeps timing out.

mimi:web_user> telnet chdevapps 80

Trying 134.174.12.12...

GET / HTTP/1.0

telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection timed out

However if we run the same request from the hostname of of the server attached to the switch the request is processed immediately. Is there a way we can configure the switch to allow requests like this from the server using the VIP alias???

mimi:web_user> telnet mimi 80

Trying 10.1.111.13...

Connected to mimi.

Escape character is '^]'.

GET / HTTP/1.0

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2002 20:37:24 GMT

Server: Apache/1.3.12 (Unix) ApacheJServ/1.1 mod_perl/1.22

Last-Modified: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 19:18:40 GMT

ETag: "f0a70-99-3dde8310"

Accept-Ranges: bytes

Content-Length: 153

Connection: close

Content-Type: text/html

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

<META http-equiv="Refresh" content="0; URL=http://chdevapps/chmenu">

Connection closed by foreign host.

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Re: http request to VIP address from server

In order to configure the Switch to allow the switch to allow http requests to the VIP use the following configuration document:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/117/acl_allow_http.html

I think the time out issue could be because of keepalives not configured properly.

A keepalive type of "none" has to be configured for WebNS versions 3.02 and 4.0

The configuration details to redirect the traffic to the VIP address can be obtained from this doc:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/117/send_http_redirect_vip.html

This might also help:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/117/css_cfmkeepalives.html

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