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How to setup my own IE Box?

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I want to put my movies trailers on my machine and allow my friends to see which movies I have. I'll looking to some how make this accessable from the web. I know this will be manyparts to this question becuse I don't know much about it so I will need step by step help. The points will be high so if some one can help me get started on this.  my machine has xp pro on it.
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Need a public address for peeps to connect to.  You can use a freedns type deal so that you don't have to give your friends an IP address.  www.afraid.org is one that i use but there are plenty of places that can help you out.

You need to setup some sort of webserver service on you machine.
Windows XP Pro has built in IIS..
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/evaluation/features/iis.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/iiiisin2.mspx?mfr=true
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http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/windowsxp/iis/

Then you need to forward traffic on a certain port through your firewall to your PC. (assuming you are behind a firewall or router)  Most likely you will use port 80.  Keep in mind that this is a security issue so you want to make sure you run anti-virus and spyware apps as well as keeping an eye on Firwall traffic.

Once all 3 of those pieces are in place, you can simply give your friends your IP or domain name and they will be able to connect.

 - Brugh

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Thank you both for the help this is enough for me to get started I am sure I will have more questions so keep watch..

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