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steventwerd
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4 years ago
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java.net.UnknownHostException error REST API

Hi,

I'm using the open source (free) SaopUI and I am attempting to connect to the api: https://api.genderize.io

When I run the tests with internet connection it works fine but when I run without internet connection I get the error: java.net.UnknownHostException.

I've been told that APIs shouldn't be affected by internet access, I am relatively new to REST APIs so can someone confirm whether internet access is required for REST APIs and if so why my test isn't working when I turn my internet off?

Thanks

 

 

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  • nmrao's avatar
    nmrao
    Champion Level 3
    Is the service running on you local machines (PC or laptop)?

    One would get the error without connecting to internet otherwise. Do you see anything wrong with that?
    • steventwerd's avatar
      steventwerd
      Occasional Contributor

      When you say service do you mean the genderize api endpoint?

       

      Also could you provide an example of when it would be possible to use a REST API without internet?

      • nmrao's avatar
        nmrao
        Champion Level 3

        Would you please answer?

        Is the service running on you local machines (PC or laptop) ?