Resolve an external IP for an internal server, from the internal server...?
Posted on 2011-10-11
When we try and access one of our public facing ip addresses through our internal network, it doesn't work unless we assign a port number other than 80 to the web server.
For example, from a server with an Internal IP of 126.96.36.199 and an external IP of 987.987.987.987... On any workstation, if I access 188.8.131.52 the webpage loads great, but with 987.987.987.987 nothing happens. If I add a port number to the end of the ip (987.987.987.987:5555) then it will load fine (I also assigned that port number to the IIS settings, etc.).
How can I make just plain old 987.987.987.987 resolve internally?