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Windows 7: Making a home webserver - Help required!

24 Aug 2011   #1
renren

Windws 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
Making a home webserver - Help required!

So ive set up IIS services on the computer with Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.

1. Going to http://my-pc works fine and dandy

2. Next i hook up an address to my external IP "minecraft.pointto.us"

3. Next i portforwarded necessary ports in my network. (port checker confirms port 80 is open)

4. Next i unblock firewall for port 80 UDP and TCP

Thats when it gets tricky. When i try to access the website via the supplied url it says its not working (Or really not working as it should).

So what am i doing wrong? Can anyone help me troubleshoot?


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24 Aug 2011   #2
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

I just went to minecraft.pointto.us without apparent problem. What kind of message are you getting?
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24 Aug 2011   #3
renren

Windws 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

did you get a IIS 7 website? because on my end i get nothing. Does this mean my network does not support reverse NAT?
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24 Aug 2011   #4
mrdemon

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

try using a Proxie server to see your site.
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24 Aug 2011   #5
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

I got a pointto splash page, then clicking Welcome brought up an IIS7 page. You could try a DNS flush to force the computer to go out to the Internet for your IP.
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24 Aug 2011   #6
z3r010

 

Have you bound the domain name to the site in the IIS manager?

Making a home webserver - Help required!-bind.png


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24 Aug 2011   #7
renren

Windws 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

No i havent. I just added it and it made no difference.

I believe through research that i require a modem/router that supports REVERSE NAT or IP MASQUERADING to see things with my external IP address from within the local area network it resides.

Can anyone confirm this with me? Im not to well taught in this as i only have a CCNA1 knowledgge behind me.

Also to the kind person who reccomended proxies. That did not work either.
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24 Aug 2011   #8
z3r010

 

If you have port forwarding set then you shouldn't have any problem, the site is being routed as I can see your IIS page so the problem is how you have setup IIS.

Have you looked through our tutorial? - Host a Website - IIS7.5
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24 Aug 2011   #9
renren

Windws 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

No i havent. But on reading it ive already done everything it specifies. The website is loadable from everyone elses perspective except mines.
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