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Q: IIs and host header values (multi site) with a single IP address. ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: IIs and host header values (multi site) with a single IP address.
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: rasp67-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 03 Oct 2006 08:34 PDT
Expires: 09 Oct 2006 05:40 PDT
Question ID: 770445
I have a small local domain which consists of two servers. #1 is
SBS2003, #2 is 2003 standard edition. My domain lives behind a Sonic
Wall firewall device and is connected to the internet via a typical
cable modem. We are using a 3rd party dynamic DNS service to deal with
the ISP?s dynamic IP addressing. This service allows me to add
resource records and targets at will.

Server 1 is hosting Outlook email and Outlook web access. Server 2
hosts another web site which I would like to make available to the
WWW. I would like to utilize Host Header Values (or similar) (see
to provide access much like OWA: https://publicIP/exchange  and

I have made several attempts to accomplish this to no avail. I have
created a duplicate web site on server 1 on port 80 which redirects to
port 8080 of server2 and can be browsed from iis. I still cannot
succeed at using the host header names.

Please provide information that will remedy the host header problem
and the WWW access issue.

Request for Question Clarification by keystroke-ga on 03 Oct 2006 12:00 PDT
Hello rasp67,

Would using a port forwarding system on your front end router be
sufficient? You could have your OWA users using
http://yourip:1234/exchange and get your external router/firewall to
perform port forwarding to your internal exchange server on port 443.
That is the configuration my friend has set up at his office and it
works fine.


Request for Question Clarification by keystroke-ga on 03 Oct 2006 12:44 PDT
Hello rasp67,

That url should have read as:


Clarification of Question by rasp67-ga on 04 Oct 2006 05:46 PDT
Actually, I have done the port translation with my firewall. The
results are as follows:
When I address my browser http://publicIP/ I get hit my website
without any additional address information (weird).

Exchange does work as https://publicIP/exchange. I want to follow the
conventions shown in the Microsoft document linked in the above
description. That is the one using ?Host Header Names?.

Thanks for the reply!
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