Re: Routing http using Windows XP
- From: Larry <larry_web@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 12:23:27 +1000
Thanks for your reply.
Question: Is it a "true" server (win 200 or 2003 server) or another XP you are referring to as a server?
It is a XP Pro SP2.
About "What I want to do is to give the IP of my Windows machine (10.1.1.2) to people to access my webpages." - access how - within a local network or via internet?
Within a local network.
"Larry" <larry_web@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:44685db4$0$16017$5a62ac22@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxTo add to it. I tried to start a web server at 10.1.1.2 and it worked. Just to confirm that the port 80 of 10.1.1.2 is actually accessible, not blocked by the firewall. Then I stopped the webserver at 10.1.1.2 and turned the forwarding on and expected the request will be then forwarded to 10.1.1.1. No luck.
Larry wrote:I have a Windows XP SP2 (say, 10.1.1.2) and a web server (say, 10.1.1.1) on my network.
What I want to do is to give the IP of my Windows machine (10.1.1.2) to people to access my webpages.
So what I did is to configure my windows machine as a router for port 80 in Windows Firewall.
I set this from WindowsFirewall\Advanced\LocalAreaConnection\Settings\WebServer(HTTP)\NameOfIPaddress\ and set that address to 10.1.1.1.
What I expected is that if I access http://10.1.1.2/, it will be forwarded to 10.1.1.1.
However, it did not work.
When I access http://10.1.1.2/, I go the following message:
"The connection was refused when attempting to contact 10.1.1.2."
If I access http://10.1.1.1/ directly, it works. (Just to confirm the web server is running.)
I understood that the WindowsFirewall setting is to forward the request at port 80 to the new machine at 10.1.1.1:80.
What is the problem or my misunderstanding of the WindowsFirewall function?
Any help is appreciated.