I am trying to write an WEB API from .net and trying for my Android Application to query some data from the sql server database.
I have the web api written and it works well in debug mode.
My question is I notice the url of that application is
MYIP:port (eg. http:192.168.X.1234)
MYHOSTNAME:port (eg win7home:1234)
Bad Request - Invalid Hostname
Both Anton and Matthew's Answers pointed me to the right direction
So this what I did
1)Run Visual Studios in administrator mode
2)Changed the binding protocols and allow for incoming directions as suggested http://johan.driessen.se/posts/Accessing-an-IIS-Express-site-from-a-remote-computer
-But after that, I have a service unavailable (503) error
3)So I followed this : IIS Express Enable External Request - 503 Added just the port protocol and port:ip protocol,
<bindings> <binding protocol="http" bindingInformation=":1904:" /> <binding protocol="http" bindingInformation=":1904:10.1.10.123" /> </bindings>
Than it works both on my machine's browser and on my phone.
Not too too sure why the 3rd step is needed -my hypothesis is (the localhost url is needed for VS to point to and the ip url is used for accessing from another machine)