Spurious "Couldn't resolve hostname"

Richard Porter ricp at minijem.plus.com
Tue Nov 6 12:06:00 GMT 2018


On 6 Nov 2018 David Pitt  wrote:

> Richard Porter, on 6 Nov, wrote:

>> Anyone else getting this? I've had it from one or two addresses, for
>> example: http://www.natwest.com/global/customer-charter/g1/ideas-bank.ashx
>> 
>> gives me the error "Couldn't resolve hostname" yet the host name appears
>> to be OK. What's more if I delete the last element NetSurf does resolve
>> the host name and gives me an expected 404 error.

> That URL does not go too well on Safari, or Firefox, on a Mac.

> "We can?t connect to the server at communities.natwest.com."

> This works :-

> https://www.natwest.com/global/customer-charter/g1/results.ashx

Thanks. That's useful. I'll have a whinge at NatWest.

Richard

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