can not access/ping my own external IP server

August 8, 2009 at 07:17:47
Specs: Windows 7
Hi All.

This is the issue i'm having with W7 as a server...
- connection to internet is fine for all clients
- pinging outside world also works great
- sharing is fine
- i can not ping server by it's external IP from a PC on local network behind this server. But users on internet can ping my server
- i also can not access my IIS with external IP/domain name in browser URL from PCs in local network. Outside users can access it.

What have i missed/screwed up here? Can't think of nothing at the moment. Clean install, even lowered firewalls to check if it was that. It wasn't.


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August 8, 2009 at 07:32:08
That is normal behavior. I take it you are behind a router and unless the router has local loop-back you cannot do what you are trying to do. To access IIS from within your netwrok you are going to have to use its local IP address.

The only routers I have come accross that do local loop back are Belkin. D-Link certainly wont and I imagine niether will most others.


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August 8, 2009 at 07:37:50
Hey Stuart.

Actually, no router here. Server user ICS for internet connection sharing. Only one switch is present. It's "strange" because on Win XP, everything is fine. So, the PC with W7 is gateway in my case.


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