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By mcse91011 ·
Hi,
I am playing with Internet Information Services on my home network. I have installed and configured an IIS on my windows 2000 server. I created a default website as well. When I type in the IP address of my server computer, I gain access to myweb site. I want to give domain name to my web site. How do I do it? Do I have to buy a domain name or I can use my computer name to access my web site with out typing the IP address of my computer. I also tried adding header name to my website, butI guess it didn't work. I don't know what I am doing wrong here. Can somebody please help me? Thanks for your help in advance.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to IIS

2 ways, 1 fast one not:

1) Set up a DNS server in your home network (it can be running on the Win2K box). Define the FQDN to point to your Win2K box.
Then from the client machine you are accessing the web site, configure it to use the DNS serverfor its own DNS queries.
Then you should resolve the FQDN to your web server.
2) Modify the HOSTS file on your client machine to have the IP address of your Win2K machine, and the domain name you want to use for your testing.

Guess which answeris which?

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by rapidad In reply to IIS

Make ABSOLUTELY SURE your computer has all the lates patches from MICROSOFT, and a good anti virus software. IIS is the biggest hole in security, NIMDA will hammer you instantly if you go on the net with IIs running......

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