Im hoping i can get some guidance with this.
We have a situation where we need to access our webserver on our private network from client workstations on that same network. At this stage it is possible to do just that by typing the network IP address of that machine and we get to see our webpages, but when we type the domain name or our website ie www.somewhere.com
it goes nowhere.
As a temporary fix, i have ammended the hosts file on each of the client workstations so that it binds the domain name to the network IP of the webserver, but i was hoping for a better solution than that.
Is there a way that i can configure our router firewall rules etc so that if a pc is on the network and user types in the domain name the router loops back to the webserver.
As you could imagine it is a real pain when laptops go abroad, we have to alter their hosts file everytime when they leave and then when they come back.