setuplocal site for access outside network

Posted on 2006-05-05
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
   I have a windows 2003 server hosting our intranet site at http://192.168.0.xx/intranet. I  havea static IP through our ISP. Our comppany's website and domain are hosted at a hosting company. Now I want to setup so that our intranet can be accessed at   What would be the steps I would have  to take.
Question by:BrijBhasin
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    I don't recommend putting your company data server with company private data on a web server, but roughty the steps are:

    Have ISP who hosts your domain DNS records, create an A record that points to so that when you are outside and you ping it resolves to your static IP address.

    Program your router to port forward whatever port you wish to use.  Using port 80 the normal web port is easiest but using a non standard port like 8080 can help obscure yourself against attacks.
    The router forwards the port from the outside static IP address to the port on your webserver.  If using a weird port, program your IIS configuration to answer on the same port.

    Password protect the crap out of the server.


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    I did the above steps and the when I try to access my external IP 24.123.112.XXX  it goes to the iis start page. But when I do 24.123.112.XXX/intranet .. it can't find it.

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