url forwarding or router port forwd

January 15, 2009 at 10:57:45
Specs: xp home, 768
I have a static ip and have a rdns in place
when i type my www or http domain name into a browser on my machine i am asked for a user name and password.
when i type in these details my router page appears. the people who have my domian offer url forwarding is this option i should take or should this be solved from the router page

dmdm


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#1
January 15, 2009 at 13:12:34
I take it you are hosting your own web site. If this is the case then this is expected behaviour. Most routers will not allow you to access a website from within the LAN via a public IP address, you have to use the local address of the web site.

The only router I know of that will allow you to do what you are trying is a Belkin. No amount of URL forwarding is going to solve the problem as it is a characteristic of the router.

Stuart


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#2
January 15, 2009 at 14:01:02
thanks for your post

so what about NOT hosting the web site myself
should i transfer the domain on to the servsers of my isp?
or
change the current nameservers to the nameservers of my ISP
or
install apache

thanks

dmdm


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#3
January 15, 2009 at 14:31:54
If you don't host the web site yourself the problem wont arise and you will have no need to do anything.

Have you tried accessing the site from outside of the LAN. It should work then.

Stuart


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