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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 6887 2-Mar-2006 16:24
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Hi all,

The other day i managed to setup web hosting using XP & IIS no worries with my Xtra broadband connection.

Basically all that was required was add a NAT rule to my faithfull DSL-302g to open up port 80, then saving/re-booting modem.

I tested this by using dial-up with my laptop, then successfully pinged the IP of my broadband connection & loaded a test html page from IIS.

I'm now trying to setup the web hosting using WinServer03 & IIS but it doen't want to work. Can't ping IP address or see test page.

Does anyone know of any extra stuff i need to do when using Winserver03??

BTW i have Winserver03 setup as a router as well.


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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 29657 2-Mar-2006 17:18
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ok... figured it out.

Turned off the routing functionality & can ping from external location ok.

Set up Routing again & in the routing GUI checked the NAT for the NIC thats connected to the internet.
There is a basic firewall option which when set to disabled allows a ping & the site to be connected to externally.

I'll play around with the settings & see if i can find some sort of compromise where by i can keep the firewall on but still let through port 80 calls?

On a scale of 1-10 how dodgy/insecure is my setup at present?? ;)

Next thing on the list to attempt... VPN

BDFL - Memuneh
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Reply # 29664 2-Mar-2006 19:06
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You can add exceptions to the firewall. Simply configure it to accept incoming connections on port 80. You can enable PING by configuring it to accept ICMP packets.

I wouldn't run without a firewall - any - running.

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