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NT Workstation Peer Web Services Questio

By MJackman ·
I have installed Peer Web Services on NT Workstation at home. What I'd like to know is - is there any way to use my modem with Peer Web Services so I can dial in from work and use it as a private Web page/ftp server?

In addition, is there any wayto "dial up" my home computer through my LAN? I know that is a strange question, but I'm wondering if there is some kind of way this can be done instead of using a separate modem (we have no analog phone lines in our offices).

Thanks in advance for your help.

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by jdroland In reply to NT Workstation Peer Web S ...

Backwards telecommuting?? That's a first. I'd hold out for a better answer than this, but if none arrive, try: Leave your home machine connected (Set to reconnect if disconnected), leave a schedule or something running that pings a static address on your Work lan, go to that static IP machine and see who's ping it, and you've got your IP address for your home machine. After that, you should be able to connect to it as long as you've got your site setup on all IP's. If you've set it up to usehost header names, just create a host file on your work machine, if not, disregard this sentence.

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by MJackman In reply to NT Workstation Peer Web S ...

This answer helped me get started - thanks. The trick was to just leave my home computer connected and use ipconfig to get that days IP address. Don't know why I didn't think of this earlier. No need to dial in then.

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by sdfgsdf In reply to NT Workstation Peer Web S ...

response to question 1: first of all, workstation has a ten user limit. there is no limit for server. there is no technical reason for this, it is simply ms marketing. also, there are limits to how many sites you can use (win2k server doen't have these limits). you will need a registered static ip address for this site as well. you do not necessarily need a friendly name (ie www.whateverdomain.com) because you could connect using http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (x representing you ip address). without abroadband connection and router (such as dsl) you are probably trying to use workstation well beyond it's intended capacity. also, keep in mind that the upload speed for a 56k modem is less than 14k most of the time. but, if you insist, install internet information server (from nt option pack) construct your site, get a static public ip addess, and set your dial up connection to connect at intervals using task manager and time it out to disconnect if idle for more than x minutes. as far as question two, your best b

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by MJackman In reply to NT Workstation Peer Web S ...

I was able to use Peer Web Services by connecting to my ISP and using Ipconfig to get the current IP address, and then, connecting, as you said, using the xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx numbers. Thanks for the tip. Helped a bit.

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by sdfgsdf In reply to NT Workstation Peer Web S ...

CONTINUED..... as far as question two, buy pc anywhere and be done with it. if you have no analog lines at work, you are probably on a PBX phone network which might need cooperation with your phone guys to coordinate to get outside lines for modem number two.

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by MJackman In reply to NT Workstation Peer Web S ...
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Hi!

Dialing up through your LAN I don't know about think you really need to talk to your local support and get a analog phone line for this.

If I understand it correctly you want this so you may send/take files between home/work.

In order to do this in a simple way you need to install and setup RAS on your home computer.

This way you can dial-in to your homecomputer and get a direct connection to it.

Also you need to install netbios network protocol on both home and work computerfor this to work easily.

If you want people from internet to be able and surf to your home webserver you really need a static IP and DSL, Cable or something.

I wouldn't recommend running a full accessible iternet server via a modem.

/Hasse

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by MJackman In reply to NT Workstation Peer Web S ...
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by timber In reply to NT Workstation Peer Web S ...

I ran a setup like this for a long time before DSL was available in my area. Your first step is to call your ISP beg and plead for a static IP. (Tell them you need it for netmeeting games whatever just not a web server!! They tend to frown on that!) You may have to pay an extra five bucks or so but it's worth it.
Dial in before you go to work make sure your PC is setup to reconnect if disconnected.
Once your at work you should then be able to connect to your static IP. If you can't get a static IP then run WinIPCFG before you leave to see what your IP is. If your PC gets disconnected though you may get a new IP Address.

Hope that helps...

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by MJackman In reply to NT Workstation Peer Web S ...

Thanks - I was able to at least get it up and running using your suggestion of connecting to my ISP and using ipconfig to get today's IP address.

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