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Internal Domain

By viswapsp ·
Thank you very much for your time on this.

I am trying to understand and configure a local domain for my local net work and also one external domain to access the website I have on my local machine from outside the world as well as from my local machines. I do not know where to set up the internal domain name and where to set up the external domain.

I will explain my total scenario here and any help on this is highly appreciated. If I am not clear in explaining things properly, please ask me and I will pass clear information/more information.

I have Comcast cable coming in, and it is a dynamic IP address to my router. On my router I have set up a local network with name "viswaNtk" and am able to access internet from my 2 laptops (Windows) wirelessly, and a linux desktop (with a wired connection to router). is this the local domain name? Can I make it equal to outside domain (say abcxyz.com) which I registered with godaddy.com

I have registered a domain abcxyz.com with godaddy.com and is available for me. I have to set the re-routing there, so that the traffic comes to my machine.

Also, how do I reroute web requests from 2 web addresses abcxyz1.com and abcxyz2.com to 2 different machines. Should I set this up in my router? or should I do this in apache configuration file?

I have more questions, but I am thinking, may be I am writing too long, so I will include them once I get a response.


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Static IP address

by formerly CallPete.com In reply to Internal Domain

If you want the server accessible from outside, you will most certainly need a static public IP address. Comcast should be able to accomodate you on that.

Another option is to reg your domain with a Dynamic DNS host (dyndns.org is a place to start). Your router needs to have ddns support (most Linksys routers support ddns)

Either way you do this, you will also need to forward port 80[http] (and whatever other services you plan to host) to your web server.

Another kink in the works: Comcast might not allow you to host public servers on your service. Check your SLA to see if you can host a web server.

Feel free to post other questions.


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