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How to set it up so that an internal website called http://company.company.com/helloworld accessible from both inside the network and outside the network using the same address

Posted on 2009-12-16
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Last Modified: 2013-11-30
I created a site on my IIS box called helloworld.
The DNS name for that public IP is http://company.company.com/helloworld
When users INSIDE my network try to go to that address they can't reach it.
When they are outside the network it works fine.
I know i could use DNS hosts to resolve the issue if the site was http://companyTWO.company.com (the prefix) but I don't know how to alias it if it's the SUFFIX that is different (if that makes sense).
I'm already hosting web sites on this box.
I don't want to lease an additional IP address.
My firewall has NAT capabilities which I have used for HTTP, SSL, FTP, RDP, etc.
I hope this question makes sense!  Please ask more questions if i have not provided enough info.
Question by:casco32
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Create a Host (A) record in your internal DNS server that points to the internal address.  Let's say the internal address of the web server was  Just create a Host record using that address.  You can also create a WWW Host record that points to the same address.


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that is what i tried but it automatically puts in the FQDN.
I want the site to be company.cascodev.com/company2
but as you can see in the atatched doc i can't put anything after the FQDN because it is filled out automatically.

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wdurrett earned 2000 total points
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DNS only resolves host names, not directory names.

You need to add host headers to the IIS server if you have multiple sites:


and then set the default directory for your company site.

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