Why won't Windows 2008 play with Java?
November 3, 2010 3:40 PM Subscribe
How do I get a browser to go to java.com on Windows 2008?
posted by Dipsomaniac to computers & internet (20 answers total)
I have a week-old (legitimate) install of Windows 2008 R2 on my server at home. I want to install the JRE on it so I can use the browser-based VPN at work.
But when I try to go to http://www.java.com, or java.net, or sun.com, I get the "Unable to connect" error in the browser. Also, pinging these sites gives me "general failure", as does tracert.
However, DNS is working fine for both commands (an IP is being resolved), and every other machine on the network is able to see and ping all the sites. There are some other sites that show that behaviour (cnn.com is one) but there are also a lot that don't. For instance, I can go to oracle.com and follow links for the JRE there, but as soon as something tries to get to a sun domain the browser can't connect.
The firewall is open - no incoming connections are being blocked. Discovery is on. The internal network map is correct. No VLANs are configured. The network adapter is a D-Link gigabit with flow control enabled.
I am not unfamiliar with networking on Windows and Unix and I have taken the CCNA prep course but WTF causes a "general failure" in ping?
(I realize that I could just download the offline JRE install and use that. But now I want to figure out why some sites are inaccessible, even through ICMP, only to the server and not to any other machine on the network).