I am at my wits end over this issue.
I have a rails app up and running using WEBrick on localhost:3000 from my mac, everything is fine.
I would like to test my app in IE, so i am running parallels. To access localhost from IE on the virtual machine, i use MYCOMPUTERNAME.local in the address bar of IE. This serves up the "it works!" page no problem. However, when i specify port 3000, i keep getting "internet explorer cannot display webpage".
I have also tried using the information i get from the command window on my virtual machine after doing ipconfig.
IPv4 address - 10.211.55.3 Default gateway - 10.211.55.1
If i use 10.211.55.2 i get the "it works!" page, if i add :3000 i get nothing.
This is driving me crazy, any help would be greatly appreciated.