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Setting up a Web Server with only 1 IP

By dforbes ·
This question may be pretty basic, but I've searched the web and can't seem to find the answer out there. And I'm not a network guy, so I'm still getting my feet wet on most of this stuff. Hopefully some of you can help.

What I want to do is quite simple, I've got a test server (Win2K Server) that I want to set up on the web, to allow clients and outside developers/testers to access for our web based application. The problem is that I only have 1 IP address from my ISP. Now I know the easy way is to get another IP address, but dealing with my ISP is a pain. So I'm exploring other alternatives.
I've got multiple computers on our network running through a Proxy server. I'm looking into changing this by going with a Router/Firewall. I know I can set up NAT, but will that work for my incomming traffic as well?

Thanks in advance.

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Any firewall or NAT router that supports PAT (Port Address Translation) or port forwarding will work for one such device. (most all firewalls/NAT boxes that I know of support this, Linksys included).

You would configure the router/firewall to forward all requests on port 80 to the webserver.

The drawback is that you can't add another webserver unless your firewall forwards based on host headers.

-HTH

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If you are going to be hosting more then 1 site you can do so using the 1 IP addres through pat like the previous person had stated. If you are using IIS you can set up the server to recognize the http headers so which ever web site the people are requested will be served up by your IIS server. If you need any further assistance please conat me.

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