Assigning my static ip to intranet page

By chookieeee ·
Hi guys,

im not very great with networking so i need to work out this issue.

I have broadband with static IP, with a modem/router combo.. which my Windows Server 03 and client computers connect to.

ive set up my server 03 and it comes with default those intranet pages set up for you.... (ie from client computer, i can type http://computer-name/ ).

so my question is... how do i access this page over the internet? i want to type in my static IP in Internet Explorer, and open up that page or a similar page (with login ofcourse).

Thanks in advance,

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One way

by Toivo Talikka In reply to Assigning my static ip to ...

You can forward the TCP port 80 from the router to the internal or private IP address of your server. However, you need to organise the login with some program coding in the active server pages (ASP) or similar in the IIS web server.

If you just forward port 80, you need to be sure that all the Microsoft security updates have been done and that your web forms are safe from SQL injection attacks.

Please note that it is not considered to be best practice to have a public web server on your LAN, or the same server acting as an intranet server and internet web server. You should install a public web server on a separate server box and put it in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which hopefully your firewall router supports. That way whoever breaks into the web server from the internet will not have easy access to your company's internal documents, passwords and financial information.

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must open port on router

by techsupport In reply to Assigning my static ip to ...

First you will have to tell your router to allow internet traffic to pass through the routers' firwall on port 80(http), 443(https), 3389(RDC) or which ever port you want to use. Next you will have to forward that traffic to your servers internal LAN address. then you should be able to access your server from any outside internet connection using Internet Explorer.

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Restricted access

by Toivo Talikka In reply to Assigning my static ip to ...

If you just intend to access the intranet server yourself and not let everyone see it, your router may support a feature where you can list your external static IP address where you will be accessing your server from. That way, if anyone else tries to send a HTTP request to the public IP address of your server, they will not be able to get in.

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so rather than open port 80... use sharepoint?

by chookieeee In reply to Restricted access

thanks guys for your replys. thats great.

ive been looking at SharePoint which is integrated with the OS. I may go down that road... and i know i can share a folder on that as well, and let people see it.

so rather than opening a HTTP port... is there a way i can log into this SharePoint site remotely? apart from VPN?

thanks for ur help!!

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Terminal Services / RDC

by techsupport In reply to so rather than open port ...

You could use Windows terminal Services and sign in using the Remote desktop Connection. It uses port 3389 and is much securer than HTTP.

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