[LON-CAPA-users] The Case of the Missing Gifs
Sat, 9 Dec 2006 12:16:46 -0500
Don't know. But the only difference between the normal images and the
icons I can think of at the moment is that the icons come on port
8080 - while everything else is on ports 80 or 443. Windows has all
kinds of firewalls and settings, so it is not inconceivable that some
Microsoft-internal firewall kicks in for IE (famously, "part of the
operating system"), but not for Firefox.
On Dec 9, 2006, at 12:01 PM, Robert_Brewington@er.monroe.edu wrote:
> I will talk to them about the firewall. On the other hand, why
> would it work under Firefox and not IE? Seems like they would both
> miss the gifs if the firewall is blocking the messages on 8080.
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> On Dec 8, 2006, at 6:25 PM, Robert_Brewington@er.monroe.edu wrote:
> > I am trying to track down an irritating thing happening in LonCapa.
> > On the school machines, running Internet Explorer 6, the little
> > gifs used
> > for buttons and such do not appear. The students see little red
> Xs, as
> > though the files cannot be found.
> > Everything works fine on my desktop machine running Firefox, but
> > IE6 can't
> > find the gifs. So, it seems to be an IE issue rather than something
> > about a
> > teacher account versus a student account. I am Blessed By The Great
> > Gods of
> > IT to run Firefox; it is not available for the students to run.
> > On my home machine, running either IE7 or Firefox, everything seems
> > to work
> > correctly.
> > Anyone know what setting needs to be changed or something? My IT
> > people are
> > unable to find a solution. The LonCapa system is usable like this,
> > but it
> > is kind of kludgy (and a little embarrassing).
> Most likely, your school IT folks are filtering port 8080 with some
> firewall - they need to open up that port.
> - Gerd.
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