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HIPS 8 and FQDN

Hi everyone.

We have a Sharepoint Server that only allows access to its specific port to some computers. To decide which computers should be allowed we have defined IP addresses, IP ranges and FQDN computer names (computerX.domain.com) and this has been working until now

Recently we have upgraded HIPS 7.0.5 to 8.0.4 on this server and everything works except for computers that are defined by their FQDN (because they have dynamic IPs). If I use an IP address instead of the FQDN then it works and I can access the sharepoint port but if I try with the FQDN then I'm denied by the default deny all policy.

This server has HIPS 8 with patch 4 and extension 8.0.4.838 so it already has patch 3 that used to resolve FQDN parsing failures.

Anyone has an idea on why this doesn't work?

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Re: HIPS 8 and FQDN

This should work fine.  Make sure the OS can properly resolve the FQDN to the correct IP address.

Re: HIPS 8 and FQDN

Hi Kary, sorry for the delay but I've been out for some days.

Kary Tankink escribió:

This should work fine.  Make sure the OS can properly resolve the FQDN to the correct IP address.

That's what I thought, that the problem could be in how the server resolves the FQDN address. How can I check it, with a ping -A or is there a morereliable way?

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Re: HIPS 8 and FQDN

NSLOOKUP will verify if the system can resolve the FQDN.