Problem: Unexpected 400 Bad Request Error from IIS Express

When requesting http://ipv4.fiddler:2468 from an IIS Express instance, the server returns the following unexpected error message:

    HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request
    Content-Type: text/html;charset=us-ascii
    Server: Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0
    Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:59:52 GMT
    Connection: close
    Content-Length: 334

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN""http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
    <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Bad Request</TITLE>
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" Content="text/html; charset=us-ascii"></HEAD>
    <BODY><h2>Bad Request - Invalid Hostname</h2>
    <hr><p>HTTP Error 400. The request hostname is invalid.</p></BODY></HTML>

Solution:

Replace http://ipv.fiddler:2468 with http://localhost.fiddler:2468.

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