Last post Sep 26, 2005 01:37 AM by qbernard
Sep 13, 2005 05:52 AM|ad39|LINK
I have a windows 2000 server running IIS and ASP.NET. I have built a website(using ASP.NET) which needs to go online.
My IIS Web Server(internal address 192.168.0.1) is behind a router.
I also have a static IP address and a domain name taken from an ISP (for e.g. 188.8.131.52 and www.example.com).
How do I configure my IIS so that users are able to access our website which is currently accessible only in the internal network???
Thanks in advance!!!
Sep 14, 2005 02:04 AM|qbernard|LINK
Sep 14, 2005 04:57 AM|ad39|LINK
Do I also need to configure the domain settings provided by my ISP(it currently has 2 dns servers provided by ISP). If yes, how do I go about doing that. Do i enter my static IP Address in the A-records at the ISP???
Sep 15, 2005 04:22 AM|qbernard|LINK
Sep 15, 2005 01:07 PM|ad39|LINK
Thanks for your help Bernard. However, my problem is not yet solved.
I'll explain what all i did. I set up a A record at my ISP DNS so that it points to the static IP Address. At the static IP Address, there is a router which port forwards the request to the internal web server (internal ip address of 192.168.0.2). I also created
a zone (abc.com) in my internal windows 2000 server DNS. The webserver is responding to internal queries but when i type the website address
www.abc.com in internet explorer, I get the error that the page cannot be found. What could be the possible source of error and I do I rectify the problem?
Sep 18, 2005 12:27 AM|qbernard|LINK
Sep 20, 2005 06:35 AM|ad39|LINK
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Sep 26, 2005 01:37 AM|qbernard|LINK
Sorry, been busy. and Yes, I would go with Jeff's suggestion.
Assuming you have got the port forwarding correct, etc. Now, to test from remotely, you have tried to browse, but not succesful. so what could be the problem? well, dns for one. Now, to verify that, do a ping. e.g. ping
www.yourvaliddnsname.com, do you get the correct IP address in returned? can you ping the host or you got timeout? if you got timeout, it could be server is alive but ping msgs has been blocked. Moving on, go to
command line and enter
c:\>telnet yourip 80
do you see black screen or connection can't be established? if later. again the request could be block by your firewall or your isp level..... so we need to narrow down the possilibity, and no one knows what's going on until it understand the entire problem