Server blocking requests to itself?

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#1 Sat, 06/29/2019 - 22:05

Server blocking requests to itself?

I'm trying to run Boonex Dolphin and the version I'm using runs under PHP5.6. I've installed 5.6 and the site runs perfectly except for the News feed which extracts information from the Boonex site and shows it on my site. Although it's not a feature I'll be using, I understand that the problem can and probably will affect other features.

There's been some discussion on the Boonex site, but it's not a common issue and they have no real solution. It works fine for me with Sentora out of the box, but doesn't work with Vesta or Virtualmin. In the last two cases, I had to install PHP 5.6 myself and it seems a module or extension may be switched off either in PHP or Apache.

The only support Bonnex could give was this:

"Sometimes a server will  block requests to itself. In this case it can be fixed if you add the following record in your /etc/hosts file: your-domain_name .com

I did this and rebooted the server but nothing has changed.

I know this is vague, but do you have any suggestions?

Sat, 06/29/2019 - 22:09


The server shouldn't be blocking a request to itself... what exactly is happening though? Are you seeing any errors?

Is there anything listed in $HOME/logs/error_log, or does the application show any additional information about what might be going on there?

Note that if you haven't already, I'd recommend removing that line they suggested adding to the hosts file, that could actually end up causing some problems.


Sat, 06/29/2019 - 22:59

Thanks for your prompt reply Eric. I've removed the line, no difference. No errors in the log. Here's the thread re a similar error, but I'm not using HTTPs at this stage.'t-display-in-SSL-mode.htm I haven't installed the forum yet, but a member says the issues are related. I have to go to a meeting and won't be back for a few hours.

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