wrong ip showing when opening files on server

Discussion created by MikeMcErlean on Aug 20, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 23, 2012 by taylorsharpe

Hi all,


I fired up my test server this morning, and was about to open a file using a FileMaker Advanced, when I noticed that the ip address in my 'local hosts' list was incorrect. The IP address is an external one (registered in Amsterdam), but FileMaker seems to believe it is my machine's address. I'm hesitant to use this so I've shut it down pending your sage advice.


How do I correct this?


More observations


System preferences shows the correct IP address in the form 192.168.x.x

My FileMaker web server won't start and gets an error message if I do try to start it 'Web server test failed.Return Code=-1'

FileMaker Server Start page opens with both IP addressses.

I wanted to make a quick test to see if apache was running (I had started to set up a PHP test enviroment last time I had FM Server open) so I:

- entered my 'good' IP address into Safari, I receive 'can't open the page "http://192.168.x.x:/" because Safari can't connect to the server "192.168.x.x"

- entering my 'foreign' IP address into Safari, I receive the 'your Website' page

Trying to access FileMaker server from another machine on the network shows the correct IP address

I ran ifconfig |grep inet in terminal, and it shows both addresses


Any help is appriciated




Mac OSX 10.6.8

FileMaker Server