Last post Jun 22, 2019 07:10 PM by DA924
Jun 22, 2019 02:40 PM|HGFJKSDF|LINK
For 4 days, I have been trying to get my IIS web server to work! I am able to access the website internally through the internal static ip address 192.###.#.201 from different devices on the network. I have setup port forwarding on my Verizon router
to forward all incoming requests from the external public to the internal port 80 on the Windows 10 desktop where my IIS server is sitting. I have completely turned off all firewall settings and anti-virus applications/processes on my Windows 10. Even after
having all those doors being opened, still every time I access the website through the url http://public-ip-address:port# I got the "This site can't be reached" message. I
tried it with both IE and Chrome browsers. But none of them work. From the public, I have no problem accessing other web servers connected to the same Verizon router that send and receive communication through port 80. So, clearly there is either something
wrong with my Windows 10 or the setup of my IIS server. Or it could be that the router has trouble forwarding the port. I am just guessing. I don't know. It has been 4 days and countless hours, but I am still not able to find any clue to why this is happening.
Could someone who has been through similar situation help me out?! Thank you for all of your help!
Jun 22, 2019 04:18 PM|bruce (sqlwork.com)|LINK
Jun 22, 2019 04:25 PM|cnranasinghe|LINK
Rather explain here, check this article.
Also check "nslookup" on CMD how your request travels.
Jun 22, 2019 07:10 PM|DA924|LINK
192.###.#.201 That looks like a LAN IP on a router. If so, you need to use port forwarding on the router so the traffic coming to the WAN IP assigned by the ISP used by the router and the Internet traffic is coming in on is directed
to the machine the is using the LAN IP that is hosting the Web server aka IIS.
Secondly, the machine exposing the Windows O/S, the file system, user accounts, the registry and IIS has not been harden to attack for a machine exposed to the public Internet. You are trying to expose nothing but a hack-bait machine that can be used to
attack other networks on the Internet.. There are 1,000 page books concerning how to harden things and the experts can hardly do it.
I suggest that you find a Web Hosting Provider.