Last post Nov 21, 2012 09:02 AM by jagjot
Nov 20, 2012 04:59 PM|hydgal|LINK
One of the links to our application points to an internal IP address and I am asked to change it to a different IP address so that outside users can also access it and I have no Idea how to do it. Please guide. Appreciate your help
Nov 20, 2012 05:05 PM|jagjot|LINK
Well you need to provide us more information.
If th IP is pointing to doc files etc. you will be better of moving the files on your server. if its an application then you will be better of moving the app on your server.
or the expensive way get a static IP address and bind the ip address to your file/server on you network.
Nov 21, 2012 12:38 AM|necro_mancer|LINK
In order for your site to be accessible to anyone, you must arrange a public (dedicated) IP address for your website. If you host your site with a hosting provider, you can simply contact them to request for a static IP.
If you host it on your own, you need to call your local ISP and ask them to provide you a dedicated IP Address. Once this is completed, you just need to bind the IP address on your IIS Server
Nov 21, 2012 08:50 AM|hydgal|LINK
Thank you for replying back. I do have a dedicated IP address. Could you please tell me how do I bind the IP address on my IIS server?
I really appreciate you both replying back.
Nov 21, 2012 09:02 AM|jagjot|LINK
If you are not networking expert, i will suggest contact your network management team to do that for you.
As you mentioned earlier its the files on the server you wannt to share with users on www. I that case after you files server machine has been assigned IP address you only need to share that directory with IUSR account on you IIS server. which will keep
you file server secure.
in a nutshell IP will be assigned to your file server (if you are not running your sharing throught IIS application). if you plan to use IIS for file sahring on file server look at this link
Hope you understand what i am trying to say. hope it helps.