Re: External access to HTTP

From: Ken Schaefer (
Date: 10/28/03

Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 13:51:12 +1100

Well, if IIS is receiving the requests for "outside", then you should see
something in the IIS HTTP logs.

However, if you are receiving the error "cannot find server or DNS error" in
your copy of Internet Explorer, then it means that no HTTP server could be
found at the address/URI specified. This would indicate that your haven't
configured port-forwarding on your router correctly. I'd start by checking


<> wrote in message
: Yes, I am using the IP address of the external interface,
: which changes due to dynamic IP. I am using dyndns to
: update these changes to
: For whatever reason, the external interface is not
: forwarding the request to the hidden range, or my IIS
: server is not allowing requests to port 80 from outside.
: It works inside though.
: >-----Original Message-----
: >Are you using the IP address of the external interface of
: the DSL router?
: >
: >Cheers
: >Ken
: >
: >
: >"David Martin" <>
: wrote in message
: >news:00f401c39b28$e1b839d0$a601280a@phx.gbl...
: >: I set up a simple web page which I can access from
: inside
: >: the office. I configured my dsl router to direct HTTP
: >: requests to my IIS server. But for some reason, from
: >: outside, I get the message, we "cannot find the web
: site."
: >: Does IIS have some automatic security feature blocking
: >: requests from the outside?
: >
: >
: >.
: >