I have a cisco 3600 T1 router with 5 public IP's. On the inside of my network I have an ASP server with a static private IP, it is resolved from the outside through a NAT translation. From inside my LAN I can't type the url of any of the 5 websites running in IIS on that machine. But if I disable my NIC and dial up (i.e. aol), then type the URL and there it is. The only firewall is on the cisco router which my ISP won't give me access to but will do for me what I tell them.
I was told by my ISP that I could setup the public IP address directly on my web server, but then no firewall protection!
Or I could get a DSL router and put it between the server and the Cisco router. This would give me a firewall and my public IP, but I am told it will block my domain unless I configure the new firewall to accept my domain, but that is somewhat over my head.
My ISP is not much help here and I need this ASP server on my domain to access the databases on it, and the clients and employees outside my lan need to access these databases too.
The ISP says you can't go out on a NAT and then come back in on one, I would say that is true due to the errors I get.
There has got to be a better way and I know other companies do this, If I need a better or a different router that is fine, we will pay for it but I have to get this setup.
I will start at 250 pts, if it seems that hard I will increase it.