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Accessing internal website from the internet

i have a internal website that i want to make avilable from the internet. I have a registered domain with netsolutions and i also created  DNS with them  NS1 .xxxxx.org and NS2.xxxxx.org.  I created on my local dns the entry that point to the public IP and Private(webserver). On my firewall I created a NAT entry that point the public ip to my private ip. But im stilling getting the website under construction. what am I missing???
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
when you type in the public IP address from outside of your network does the website show? If not, your NAT isnt setup correctly.

If it does, it just means that dns propagation has not completed yet.
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fanman8302Author Commented:
it just show webpage is under construction
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fanman8302Author Commented:
no its says webpage is not available
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
the dns for your domain should have an a record that points yourpublicdomainname.com to your public IP.

Is that how you have it setup?

It will show up as an @ record

We could help more if you gave us the public domain name.
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fanman8302Author Commented:
mytcww.org

i setup two A record on my internal DNS
 ns1.mytcww.org
ns2.mytcww.org
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
that is not correct. You do not have public dns servers for mytcww.org

You need to change back the name servers to the original networksolutions name servers and it your dns IN your network solutions account. The only change you should make is changing the @ and www record to your public IP address.
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fanman8302Author Commented:
where will i make the changes to the @ and www record?
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
that would be under your account management on network solutions. I do not have an account with network solutions so I cannot see how they setup their management.
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fanman8302Author Commented:
what do i need to do to get it back to my internal webpage?
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
I dont understand the question
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fanman8302Author Commented:
my webpage is hosted on a internal webserver. how do i allow access to that webpage from the internet
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
That is what I explained above.

Change your name servers back to network solutions name servers and edit the dns of your public domain through the networksolutions domain management. That is where you will change the @ and www record to the public IP address that you hav NAT'ed to your internal IP address.
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
change your dns servers back to network solutions nameservers

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Then you need to edit the @ and www records to point to your public IP

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fanman8302Author Commented:
do i need to add web forwarding
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
I do not believe so.
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fanman8302Author Commented:
Joshua this how it look for me. Do I need to move the public address from the under construction tabs
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
I dont think your attachment worked.
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
Go here and follow the instruction to remove the under construction page. It will take some time for all of these changes to apply.

http://www.networksolutions.com/support/configure-the-under-construction-page/
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fanman8302Author Commented:
okay I removed the items you specified on netsolutions. I have my NAT table on my firewall to pint the public IP to my Private IP. Do I need to do anything in DNS on my internal server?
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
as long as you have the dns servers in networksolutions set to ns1.networksolutions.com and ns2.networksolutions.com

and have the @ and www record pointing to the public IP address you should be good to go. It can take 24 to 48 hours to propagate the changes

Just to be clear, you received the public IP address from your internet service provider correct?
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fanman8302Author Commented:
no this its  from netsolution
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
You have to purchase a static IP address from your Internet provider and NAT that address to your internal address.
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fanman8302Author Commented:
I have one available. I also need to put it in my internal DNS correct?
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
no, you just need to nat it to the internal ip address and put that Public IP address as the @ and www record.
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fanman8302Author Commented:
had to configure domain host DNS pointer.
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fanman8302Author Commented:
found paperwork that showed where to go to change the old public ip address.
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