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turning intranet into extranet

Hi I have a intranet site and how i access it when i'm on the LAN is

http://test2:8080/login.jsp

i'm trying to set it up as a extranet but i'm not have much success,

I have setup a website on a XP pro workstation on the LAN using IIS but i don't know what to do next.


Any help would be greately appreciated

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meteorelec
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sharepointguru14Commented:
what is your network setup like? DMZ? DNS?

basically you will need a public dns entry to resolve test2 to some FQDN and external traffic will have to be allowed in. Thats about it.
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meteorelecAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your response,

My network is administered by windows server 2008 domain controller   (DNS)

Where/How do i add this public DNS entry??  
 
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sharepointguru14Commented:
you would add it with whatever registrar your domain is registered with.
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meteorelecAuthor Commented:
yes ok,

so what type of DNS record am i entering (is it A,CNAME or TXT)

and what am i putting in the entry?  whats the name, whats the content?

thanks for your help.

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sharepointguru14Commented:
It would be an A record. I can't tell you what you are putting in there because you used test2 as your server name and didn't specify your domain name. But it would be something like test2.domainname.com and the IP address would be the IP address of your server.
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meteorelecAuthor Commented:
Ok,  

This brings me to the index page of my root file,

how do i get it to go to this       http://test2:8080/login.jsp ,  this is the address i use to access the intranet when i am on the network.....  

Is there a way that i can forward it to this ???

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sharepointguru14Commented:
you would either need to type it in the same way you do internally. Or you can setup IIS Host Header and/or redirect.

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meteorelecAuthor Commented:
Type it in where exactly??

thanks
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sharepointguru14Commented:
not sure I'm following. you would type the url into your browser...?
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meteorelecAuthor Commented:
The URL I'm talking about is what I use on the LAN,

When I type in the external URL it brings me to the index page in the root folder....  How do I get from here to the login page ...

Does that make sense
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