I am trying to allow external testers access to one of our internal servers. To do this, I have attempted to enable port forwarding on our DSL router, a Netopia Cayman 3000, for port 7777 (port website is running on). However, after doing so, I still cannot see the website running on the server. The web browser reports page cannot be found. So, a couple of questions. Bear with me if they're ignorant - I'm just getting familiar with web hosting, etc.
1) How do I access the site from an external location? My initial attempt was to enter the WAN IP of our company, followed by :7777/applicationname. After thinking about it, this seemed illogical since how would the dsl router know where my website is?
2) There is a setting in the Cayman for "internal servers" (i am configuring through web interface). Before setting what the Cayman calls the "pinhole" which is really just port forwarding, it says I have to setup the "internal servers." This also requires me to set a port number. I tried the same as above (7777), but when I tried to save it told me there was a conflict between the port forwarding settings and the "internal servers" setting. I went back and changed the port to 4444. Anyone know what the "internal servers" setting does on a netopia cayman 3000?
3) I have basic authentication setup on the IIS server, which should allow a domain login to be entered once the website is exposed. Any security concerns I might be overlooking with this?
Anyway, thanks in advance. I know it's a lot of stuff.