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forward other local http servers? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, i've currently got a WHS server running remote desktop and everything just fine so none of that has been a problem

    What i do want to know is that i've got another computer on the network running another http server (this is a media pc and the server it hosts contains tv recording schedules etc etc). I can get this to come up under myname.homeserver.com:8420 as it defaults to a different port to whs, but i want to be able to build this into the same port and host it through whs so that i can put a password etc on it and not have to keep switching ports and leaving excess ports open.

    Is there a way that IIS can pick up this other local server and forward it through to say myname.homeserver.com/website/ , or something simmilar? Do i have any other options?

    Thanks
    Ian

    minicraig
    Saturday, September 6, 2008 5:15 AM

Answers

  • If you intend to leave that other web site on the other PC, no you can't use IIS on your server to secure it. You might be able to use a redirect to the appropriate server and port (Note that I haven't done this, but it should work): On your server configure a new web site that uses host headers, or configure a subsite of the WHS site, that redirects to http://myname.homeserver.com:8420, then make sure you forward port 8420 to the correct computer on your network.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, September 6, 2008 3:10 PM
    Moderator

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  • If you intend to leave that other web site on the other PC, no you can't use IIS on your server to secure it. You might be able to use a redirect to the appropriate server and port (Note that I haven't done this, but it should work): On your server configure a new web site that uses host headers, or configure a subsite of the WHS site, that redirects to http://myname.homeserver.com:8420, then make sure you forward port 8420 to the correct computer on your network.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, September 6, 2008 3:10 PM
    Moderator
  • Yeah, i've looked at doing that, i've got the port forwarded and everything, and i know a few ways of placing links on the homepage to the site.
    The question was only whether there was a way of forwarding it through under the whs site but im afraid the answer's going to be no.
    If anyone else has any other tips that would be great but thanks for your help Ken.

    minicraig
    Saturday, September 6, 2008 11:20 PM