I have a client who has a database of customer information running on a server on his local LAN. He accesses it from a browser via (for example) http://192.168.1.25/DatabaseProg
. He wants to give some of his customers access to that database from the Internet. He does not run a web server per se, just this database program.
1. What is the appropriate security and mechanism for this? He's hoping to simply open a port on the router.
2. Assuming I open a port on the router, is this syntax correct? http://MyDomain.com/DatabaseProg:[portnumber]. My experience has only been with urls such as http://MyDomain.com:[portnumber]