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Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) 3.0 external connection issue

By dano210 ·
Installed SharePoint (WSS 3.0) on Windows 2003 server, configured ISA server, configured IIS 6, and DNS. I can hit site inside network, but not from outside.

From the outside, I can see the request change from the public URL to internal URL, then fails. Reports back ?Page cannot be displayed?

Please assist if you have any thoughts.

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If you are using Apache Web server, give this a try..

The page cannot be displayed" error message when you connect to the portal site if you use Apache Web server to reverse-proxy Windows SharePoint Services 2.0

SYMPTOMS
When you use an Apache Web server to reverse-proxy Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, you may find that you cannot connect to the SharePoint sites with Microsoft Internet Explorer when you use the following URL:
http://ServerName
When you try to do so, you receive the following error message:
The page cannot be displayed

CAUSE
This problem occurs because Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 incorrectly process the response to the client request. When you connect to the portal site, Apache tries to connect to the Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 Web site or to the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Web site to proxy the data. Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 do not include a reason phrase or a trailing space in the "302 Object Found" response that is returned to the Apache Web server. This condition causes the Apache Web server to incorrectly process the response from Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 or SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and as a result, the client receives the error message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section.

WORKAROUND
To work around this problem, use the following URL to connect to the portal site:
http://ServerName/default.aspx

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
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Not using Apache

by dano210 In reply to If you are using Apache W ...

Thanks for the reply - however not using Apache for this install.

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