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Publishing an internal web server

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Hi; I am looking to publish an internal web server. I have a public IP address that I am pointing towards the server. When I navigate to this (Public) IP address from the internal network I get an error message: THis Page cannot be displayed. However the site works fine when I atempt to access it from an external network. Has anyone got any ideas as to what might e causing this?
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by:ahoffmann
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which web server?
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by:Sam Panwar
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Hi,

Have you check this site to ping from local computer and tell me the result.
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by:Sam Panwar
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Hi-

If you want to open intrnal site then please use the internal dns ip or ip of the webserver on which you configure site.
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by:deepaknet
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I think it is the IIS configuration. My guess is that you might be using a Windows Server and the particular website is listening only to the external IP address.

Did you try connecting it with that IP address or the DNS name associated with that IP address?
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by:Zanthras1st
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When I ping the address I get a reply.

The using the internal IP address of the web server is not an option due to the configuration.
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by:ahoffmann
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again: which web server?
also: which OS?
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by:Sam Panwar
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Hi,

Then may be support website application not installed or you didn't give sufficient permsiion on the website folder.
Also check the etc\host file have any entries their.

If you are using any firewall or proxy then check configure.
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Sorry the web server is IIS and the server is windows 2003.

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by:ahoffmann
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you have to configure a website for that external IP
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My best guess is that your firewall/NAT/router is unable to hande a request to its external interface from inside the network.

If you can access it from the Internet then IIS is working fine - any permissions or configuration issues would affect external traffic as well as internal traffic.

The only real ways to get around this are to:
a) buy a new router that properly handles requests to the external interface from the internal interface
b) set up an internal DNS that will resolve the name of the website to the internal address

Dave Dietz
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