Do you share using FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Server?
Are you using IP address or domain address?
within LAN = 192.168.250.XXX
from outside LAN = 84.199.232.XX (forwarded to 192.168.250.XXX)
In your External Files you can have more then one file per external file. It will start looking at the first place and if it can not find it there it will automatically look at the second place.
This might be a known issue that I ran into before with local hostnames, IPv4 and IPv6 where the launch center would do weird things and show multiple servers for the same server or randomly only show one of them.
I was a getting license conflicts as FMS treats a connection from different addresses as double connected even if it is only one machine connecting.
Maybe you should fix the DNS issue on you LAN that is allowing you to use the WAN IP on the LAN.
What does your external data source entry for the file look like?
"Maybe you should fix the DNS issue on you LAN that is allowing you to use the WAN IP on the LAN."
That is a very radical solution, our network managers won"t like.
External data sources:
inside LAN: fmnet:/192.168.250.XXX/planning_advert'HYPE
outside LAN: fmnet:/84.199.232.XX/planning_advert'HYPE
If it is all on the same server you should have only the last entry.
Thank you BIG Tom.