website issue

Posted on 2011-10-10
Last Modified: 2012-06-26
hi there,
 i have a sbs2003 server with 3 nic's installed as edge firewall and perimter(3 way) with some persistent route as well.
1st nic
2nd nic
3rd nic
 the external network is to an adsl connectionn for internet.
we have now setup some software which interfaces to iis and uses port 53456 to communicate to this service. From within a web browser we can type all the above ip addresses to get the response we need except from which is the one we wish to commincate on. it also works on localhost and machine name to get result we need.
eg from ie http://server:53456/ is ok is ok
http://localhost:53456/ is ok
http://l192.168.9.50:53456/ is ok is not ok. timeout occurs to gateway
i have tried binding website to both all assigned and but still no luck
Question by:RodneyFirmer
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    Accepted Solution

    did you bind the IIS website to I assume you meant to say you did, but you mentioned a different IP. Sounds like a firewall issue. Did you check the windows firewall and any third party firewall on the server? You may need to add a rule/exception.
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    Expert Comment


    1. Althought I do not think it is because of firewall but it worth a try first. Try turn off the firewall and navigate to the site. If it is success then you need to add rules to your firewall. If you are using Windows Firewall, make sure you select the Public Profile to be allowed on that particular port.

    2. If it is not succeed even after turning the firewall off then, then it comes to routing problem. I do not know how you access the external interface, is it by direct test at ADSL modem? or you just broswer it directly from the internet (using another line)? You can try ping the interface for the reply.

    2.1 If you are testing it directly from the modem then your test computer need to be in same IP space and subnet, example with subnet of From there you can ping for the respond. If it is responded then you can try telnet to port 53456 with command "telnet 53426"

    2.2 If you are testing to access the interface using internet thru another line, then you must aware 192.168.x.x is not globally routable and you will not be able to access it. It is falls under private IP addresses, which you need to have public IP address NATted to this local IP address or external proxy to interface such request from internet. If you already have this, then you need to access the thru it's public IP address instead. Make sure you correctly map the port too is you doing PATting.

    Just my 2 cent.
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    by:Keith Alabaster
    Rodney, as a start I assume you know that this is not a supported scenario? SBS wizards only support the one or two nic installations. With three nics the OS will support things back the SBS wizards will no longer be available to you without messing up the configuration.

    Clarify the position for me if you would...  has this SBS/ISA2004 box been working perfectly OK with the three nics and these IP addresses for things such as OWA, activesync etc but now you want to also publish a second web site on this new port number?


    something else... If something else (such as you have added additional nics etc) then please advise.
    I ask because the approach might be different. The last thing I want to do is walk you through publishing the second web site and screw up the existing publishing rules for existing services.


    PS I have added your question to the ISA Server topic area so you should start getting some sensible responses.

    Author Comment

    thanks keith,

    yes sbs2003 has been running fine for some time now but a new application needs to be operational as above. yes i know sbs2003 doesnt support this with wizards and it would default all my settings. I can't bind this website to . i can set it to that but when i restart the website its says network can't be reached.
    i guessing its something to do with routing and its trying to go out on wrong adaptor???

    also this is the error within ie when entering
    Technical Information (for support personnel)
    Error Code 10061: Connection refused
    Background: The server you are attempting to access has refused the connection with the gateway. This usually results from trying to connect to a service that is inactive on the server.
    Date: 11/10/2011 7:28:41 AM
    Server: server.BenallaToyota.local
    Source: Remote server

    here is a route print of what going on.


    Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>route print

    IPv4 Route Table
    Interface List
    0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface
    0x10002 ...00 53 45 00 00 00 ...... WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
    0x10003 ...00 08 c7 6b 9c 22 ...... HP NC3121 Fast Ethernet NIC
    0x10004 ...00 17 31 a7 28 24 ...... Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
    0x10005 ...00 17 31 a7 28 23 ...... Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet #2
    Active Routes:
    Network Destination        Netmask          Gateway       Interface  Metric
        1      1
     20     20     20
     20     20     20     20     20      1     50     20      1
       20      1      1      1
    Default Gateway:
    Persistent Routes:
      Network Address          Netmask  Gateway Address  Metric       1

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>
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    Expert Comment

    by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
    I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

    The question has either no comments or not enough useful information to be called an "answer".

    Author Comment

    still working in this issue, trying some other avenues before closing off question

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