How do i hide the port numbers in my URL?

Posted on 2008-11-18
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
Hey all
I am running IIS 6.1 and APACHE 2.2
I have IIS default website which IS REQUIRED on port 80 and Apache on port 8080
i have setup iis to forward any request to to

The problem is i dont want the port number showing in the address bar. Is there any way i can mask it?

I should also add this is quite urgent as this website needs to be deployed within a few hours. No pressure :P
Question by:sliderjt
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    > The problem is i dont want the port number showing in the address bar. Is there any way i can mask it?
    No. The only ports that can be omitted are 80 for http and 443 for https.
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    > iis to forward any request to to

    Setup a reverse proxy on IIS instead of forwarding (redirecting) the request (if there are such ISAPI filters/extensions available at all, a possible script solution could be ).
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    > Setup a reverse proxy on IIS ..
    and please live to tell about it :)

    btw, why do you need both web servers? IIS is not my cup of tea, but in many cases it works. Why couldn't you use IIS for everyting?

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    This is another really nice reverse proxy tool.  Easy to use.

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