Last post Apr 30, 2005 12:39 PM by qbernard
Apr 28, 2005 10:46 AM|philonous|LINK
i've set up windows 2003 server on my computer at home and it's working perfectly as an application server when i type in
http://localhost etc but when i try to access it by typing in my external ip address it gives a log in box, now i would like to be able to have my own website on my computer which
others can see, that's the whole point of me setting it all up, so where am i going wrong? I've entered in all of the passwords and usernames i know testing it but not a single one works and gives a 401 error saying permission denied, i've checked the permissions
on the server and they indicate that the internet guest account is working ok...so what now?
i've even done the routing and remote access wizard thing.
I don't have a firewall running or anything like that, well not a software one.
i can also get it to work by typing in my internal ip address
http://10.0.0.4 that sort of thing, and so i must have configured the router correctly?
Apr 28, 2005 11:33 AM|Kressilac|LINK
There's lots of reasons why this happens. I'll list some of them here but they are in no specific order.
If your server is behind a cable router/firewall to the outside then make sure the NAT portion of your firewall allows you to access the external WAN address without translating it. Have you tried to get at the server from a machine that is not also on
the local network. NAT firewalls can confuse the matter.
Is the port 80 open and properly forwarded to your 2K3 machine?
Check your web site properties to make sure that the Anonymous access setting is enabled.
Check the User listed for anonymous access to make sure it has the right ACLs to the drive.
If you're on a domain make sure that the anonymous user is a domain user. Retry the usernames like you said you did but make sure that you prefix the username with <your domain name>\.
Make sure the web site address and host headers are correct.
Apr 28, 2005 04:38 PM|philonous|LINK
ok, i just got someone to test it out for me outside of my network, and it seems to be working for them.
i can see it if i type in http://localhost and
http://10.0.0.4 but when i type my external address into my browser it doesn't work.
Apr 29, 2005 03:30 AM|qbernard|LINK
Apr 29, 2005 10:42 AM|philonous|LINK
i have a new idea to make it work for everyone, i'm going to use one of my already registered domain names (which already points to webspace i have on the net) and point it to my computer, this way it'll still work from the outside, however then i'll be
able to go into my hosts file on my computer and direct that address to my internal address which will only affect me i.e. http://10.0.0.4 .
one problem with this plan though, to change my domain over to my webspace on my computer i need to have the name servers and ip addresses.
how can i find out what my name servers for my computer are? also, i have a dynamic ip address which means that i have more than two addresses, and on my domain name control panel it'll only let me enter in two, what do i do for this? do i put in the beginning
of the range and then the end? i.e. '188.8.131.52' and '184.108.40.206'.
Apr 30, 2005 12:39 PM|qbernard|LINK
Another idea, take a look at dynamic dns service. Google around or visit no-ip.com, etc.