Localhost Security during ASP.NET development
Posted on 2006-06-21
I'm doing development in VS2005 on XP Pro SP2, using the IIS that comes with XP Pro. I know very little about IIS. However, I have pointed IIS's "home directory" at my development site and have gotten pages to display through it (I'm using the VS2005 built-in server for most of the initial work.)
My question is...(struggle to formulate)...what is the relation of this IIS (in XP Pro) to the "real web server" version of IIS, and do I have to do anything to keep this IIS from exposing my site and/or system on the internet? (I've got NAT and SW firewalls, but I don't really know how they work either.)
Any guidance on this would be appreciated.