4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 8, 2013 1:46 AM by bhatt t RSS

    Form's connection error on network PCs.

    bhatt t
      Hi all,

      My application was running fine on all network's PC, but now when we click the
      browser to connect with server's forms's URL, it shows invalid address i.e.
      webpage is not available. All PCs show same error.

      Server's URL is as follow;

      "http://server_name:9001/forms/frmservlet?form=mainform.fmx"


      I have checked the followings;

      1. "Ping" is working well i.e. Networking is fine with client's PC and Server.
      2. Same URL address is working fine on server, but not on network's PC.
      3. Try with all browsers like IE,Mozila & chrome.
      4. Re-install Fusion Middleware 11g R2 Forms & Reports 64-bit.

      But error remains the same.

      Pl guide me, what should I do? Where is the Error?

      Warm Regards & Thanks.
        • 1. Re: Form's connection error on network PCs.
          Michael Ferrante-Oracle
          Sounds like there may be a firewall between the client and server OR the server name is not dns registered. Try using the server IP address and don't include any parameters in the url. For example:

          http://server_IP_address:9001/forms/frmservlet
          • 2. Re: Form's connection error on network PCs.
            bhatt t
            Thanks Michael,

            By making "Windows Firewall Off", network PCs are accessing the application on server.

            Is Windows Firewall must be off with every 11gR2 Form Applications ?

            Warm Regards.
            • 3. Re: Form's connection error on network PCs.
              Michael Ferrante-Oracle
              Generally speaking, Oracle recommends running OHS in front of WLS for Forms/Reports deployments. By doing this, you can easily use port 80 as the receiving port. This should eliminate the firewall issue in most cases. Further, there is no need to disable the Windows firewall. You simply need to configure a rule which allow whatever port you are attempting to access a path in and out.

              The issue has nothing to do with the Oracle software. This is a configuration issue on your machine. If you are not familiar with creating rules or other firewall settings in Windows, I recommend contacting Microsoft or referring to their documentation:

              http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Understanding-Windows-Firewall-settings

              http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Open-a-port-in-Windows-Firewall
              • 4. Re: Form's connection error on network PCs.
                bhatt t
                Thanks Michael,

                I have added Port No. 9001 in the exception list of Windows Firewall, now application
                is accessed by network PCs alongwith "Windows Firewall On".

                Guide me if any other Port No. is to be added .

                Warm Regards.