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How do i access webserver1 and webserver2 form outside my network?


My ISP provides the following IP adresses:
62.242.x.x (assigned to SBS2003 NIC1)
87.48.243.x/x

i have webserver1.domain.com and webserver2.domain.com in dns


My current setup looks like this...



--DSL--->SBS2003 (NIC1)
          |
          |
        (NIC2)
            |
            |
        SWITCH
             |
             |
                   -------------
      |          |
      |          |
   WEBSERVER1   WEBSERVER2
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Do you have just the two IP addresses, or do you have a range?

If it was me, I would be looking at purchasing something to sit in front of the SBS that can handle multiple IP addresses. You can then directly assign an IP address to each server.

Simon.
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i have 6 ipadresses... so you think i should buy a router?... i'll look into what my local hardware pusher have to offer
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You will need a router that can deal with multiple IP addresses - not all of them can.
For my clients I put in a Cisco PIX 501 as standard. A DSL modem with an Ethernet port is used to connect the PIX to the Internet. Then the PIX manages the multiple IP addresses.

As you have six, that is the easiest way to go - cut out the SBS server totally.

If you do purchase a router, make sure that you disable any DHCP server functionality that the device may have. That should be left to the SBS machine to handle.

Simon.
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Our IPS provided us with a router that can handle what we need…
Thanks for your help :)
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