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NT web services through Win98 ICS

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Hi,

Part of my home network consists of a Windows 98 Machine, running a 56K modem with Windows 98 Internet Connection Sharing. Another machine is my Windows NT Server.

When someone accesses my IP address (http://myipaddress/) I would like it to redirect to my windows NT box (which is a private IP address - 192.168.0.201)

Is there any way to do this thru ICS or using another program (Without using PWS on Win98)

Dirk Hunter
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I think you need a proxy server for this. Why can't you just put a link on yor main page. It may also be possible to switch automatically, in the HTML Code if you are willing to let it get that far. Do you really need it to do the switch before reaching the original address ?
A proxy server may be your only answer in that case, unless you can set up ypur own DNS authority locally ( I doubt it ). I hope this helps.
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I think you need a proxy server for this. Why can't you just put a link on yor main page. It may also be possible to switch automatically, in the HTML Code if you are willing to let it get that far. Do you really need it to do the switch before reaching the original address ?
A proxy server may be your only answer in that case, unless you can set up ypur own DNS authority locally ( I doubt it ). I hope this helps.
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Hmm, i've never seen anything that will redirect all requests, I am putting up a linux based router for my cable modem so i've recently done some looking around on various W9x/linux proxy stuff, I remember seeing a proxy software that allowed to redirect to an internal Ip, but it was only for FTp access,
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I know that it is an option in Windows 2000.. Im just wondering if there is any third party software to achieve it on Win98. If you know of a proxy server.. Please tell me what one will work.

Just to clarify:

When I dial up on my Win 98 box I get assigned an IP by my isp (203.108.221.something)

When someone accesses that IP i want it to accept it and pull the pages from http://192.168.0.1 (my NT server)

If someone tries to access 192.168.0.1 from outside my local network it wont work, as it is trying to access 192.168.0.1 on their (possibly nonexistant) local network.

This means that the HTML links wont work like it says here: "Why can't you just put a link on yor main page. It may also be possible to switch automatically, in the HTML Code if you are willing to let it get that far."

Thanks for your help so far,

Dirk Hunter
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by:mikeblodgett
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Are you just doing HTML pages, because if your running like personal web server on your 98 machine and you want to access pages on your NT server, you could just make your HTML directory on the Server a share, and map a driver letter to it on 98, then set your PWS to use that for it's home directory,  but either way your going to take resources off the 98 machine, what are you trying to acheive exactly,
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Simple answer ... wingate. It is proxy server software which could be installed on the 98 machine. It can be configured on a PER PORT basis .. so u just redirect incoming traffic on port 80 to the private ip of the nt server. IP routing on the 98 machine will see the traffic gets proxied out on the ethernet. Effectively is a proxy server being used (kind of) in reverse.

Nice thing about wingate .. fully remotely managable ... user loging, authentication (if u like) and because its per port you can make it proxy anything anywhere.

Mike.
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Thanks :)

Now all i have to do is buy a new hard drive for my NT server

Had a head crash on the 4GB scsi last week :((((((

Thanks for your help,

Dirk Hunter
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No probs.

Freaky u mention that hard disk crash ... I had a 6GB disk die on me last Thursday!!!

Thankfully I had St. Patricks Day drinking for comiserations!
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