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Can I use an ip address and not a DNS name? (1 post)

  1. nzamoeba
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    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm using WordPress on an internal LAN for an internal blog. To make things tricky, there are in fact 2 separate LANs that can connect to each other, but do NOT share DNS names.

    On the webserver on my side, I have a wiki set up which works fine between the 2, my side can go to http://whango/wiki, while the other LAN goes to 10.111.69.10/wiki

    HOWEVER, this doesn't work with my new wordpress install. My LAN goes to whango/blog and works fine, but the other LAN gets 'page cannot be displayed, DNS error' when they try to go to 10.111.69.10/blog.

    I'm assuming the problem is that somewhere in wordpress' code it's trying to replace the ip address with the hostname, which is then preventing communication to the remote host. Am I right in my assumption? And what can I do to make it use the servers ip address instead of hostname?

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