My links don't work!

September 8, 2005 at 12:09:15
Specs: Windows XP Pro, AMD Athlon 1100 / 256 Mb

OK I tried posting this problem in the win2003 forum but am not getting any repliies so I thought I might try here as well.

I have SBS2003 setup as a web server with the default website provided by the installation. I have redirected port 80 on our router to my server IP.
Access to the default website from within the LAN works fine, and the links to the internal company website, Remote Web desktop work perfectly.

Now, from an outside connection (my home) when I type in my FQDN I acces the default homepage of the site. HOWEVER, when I try to hit any of the links on the page I get an error message that th page is unavailable or missing.
The only link that works points to a real directory within wwwroot, however the links that don't work point to virtual directories (located within inetpub but out of wwwroot)
The funny thing is, if it works from within the LAN, why won't it work from outside?
Can somebody help? I need to give my boss remote access before monday or I'm going to have to eat a lot of s**t!!!

Thanks for any helkp you can provide.


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#1
September 8, 2005 at 22:33:47

Sounds like the links are pointing to files by their physical location on the server no their location in the web virtual directory. For example if I had a web page and had a link to a file at C:\website\file.htm and I had that file on my computer at that location, the link would work fine for me from my computer. But, the link would not work for anyone else.

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#2
September 9, 2005 at 00:43:12

OK My website is a c:\inetpub\wwwroot\
The link on default.html points to "/remote".
However there is no "remote" folder within wwwroot, it exists at c:\inetpub\remote ยบ

The link wortks just fine from a client computer in the LAN.
The link won't work from a computer located outside the LAN.

Any ideas?
Thanks


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