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instance can ping outside world but hangs in browser search

Hi,

As the title says, i'm having problem with browsing from instances.

I can ping the outside world, either by ip or by name.

The problem is when i try to use the browser. Only two addresses work : the default IE homepage, msn.com and bing search. Everything else hangs and i don't receive any errors. It just sits at connecting or receiving data.

I can't help but think that this is a security group matter but i don't know what to activate. I tried opening some ports with no luck.

Also i can even make a pptp vpn in windows instance and connect to it from the outside world. This was simple because i knew i had to open port 1723 and add port number 47(GRE).

Can anybody tell me how i can make this work? Is anybody else troubled by this?

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My instance can ping the outside world but hangs in browser searchworld, why can't I use the browser?

Hi,

As the title says, i'm having problem with browsing from instances.

I can ping the outside world, either by ip or by name.

The problem is when i try to use the browser. Only two addresses work : the default IE homepage, msn.com and bing search. Everything else hangs and i don't receive any errors. It just sits at connecting or receiving data.

I can't help but think that this is a security group matter but i don't know what to activate. I tried opening some ports with no luck.

Also i can even make a pptp vpn in windows instance and connect to it from the outside world. This was simple because i knew i had to open port 1723 and add port number 47(GRE).

Can anybody tell me how i can make this work? Is anybody else troubled by this?

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My instance can ping the outside world, why can't I use the browser?doesn't a browser connect?

Hi,

As the title says, i'm having problem with browsing from instances.

I can ping the outside world, either by ip or by name.

The problem is when i try to use the browser. Only two addresses work : the default IE homepage, msn.com and bing search. Everything else hangs and i don't receive any errors. It just sits at connecting or receiving data.

I can't help but think that this is a security group matter but i don't know what to activate. I tried opening some ports with no luck.

Also i can even make a pptp vpn in windows instance and connect to it from the outside world. This was simple because i knew i had to open port 1723 and add port number 47(GRE).

Can anybody tell me how i can make this work? Is anybody else troubled by this?