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    Hello. Our agency is growing and I have added another server and need to put the finishing touches on our setup. Below I will list the problem and what I want to do followed by my network layout and information. This will be somewhat long winded but I am sure you all can help.

    Issue: I added a MS Sharepoint server to our company. Works great from inside the LAN using http://sharepoint.domain.com.

    Problem: The administration wants me to allow this Sharepoint to be accessed by employee's when they are outside of the LAN.

    I don't know how to do that.

    Here is my network setup/layout.

    Dedicated IP address.
    Domain registered through Dotster using there NS records and so forth.
    Server #1 on the local LAN is 192.168.1.101 that is DHCP,AD,DNS,File Server.
    Server #2 on the local LAN is 192.168.1.102 that runs IIS and houses our www.masoncountyoes.com public webpage.
    Server #3 on the local LAN is 192.168.1.103 that runs the Sharepoint.

    Router forwards port 80 traffic to the x.x.x.102 for our website.
    Router forwards https requests to the Exchange server which is htps://ntsrvr05.masoncountyoes.com/exchange.

    I want to be able to tell the employee's to make bookmarks to http://sharepoint.masoncountyoes.com and be taken to the Sharepoint server just the same as we do right now from inside the LAN.

    How can I accomplish this?

    Thanks,
    RC

  • #2
    Re: We Are Getting Bigger...adding more servers

    Not 100% sure how to do this, but I'm going to think that you should open the sharepoint port from Internet -> 1.103

    then see if you can go to it from http://externalIport

    if you can, then just make a redirect from:
    http://sharepoint.masonwhatever -> http://internalIport

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    • #3
      Re: We Are Getting Bigger...adding more servers

      Can you resent your last two sentences without the smile icons?

      The 1.103 you listed as that the port number that Sharepoint normally runs on?

      Thanks,
      RC

      Originally posted by nharvey View Post
      Not 100% sure how to do this, but I'm going to think that you should open the sharepoint port from Internet -> 1.103

      then see if you can go to it from http://externalIport

      if you can, then just make a redirect from:
      http://sharepoint.masonwhatever -> http://internalIport

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      • #4
        Re: We Are Getting Bigger...adding more servers

        1.103 is your sharepoint server, so you have to make tell your firewall to open a port from the internet to the server/port hosting sharepoint.

        I think it was an auto-emoticon from the forum
        here's it, with spaces:


        Not 100% sure how to do this, but I'm going to think that you should open the sharepoint port from Internet -> 1.103

        then see if you can go to it from http://externalIp : port

        if you can, then just make a redirect from:
        http://sharepoint.masonwhatever -> http://internalIp : port

        let me know if this works =)

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        • #5
          Re: We Are Getting Bigger...adding more servers

          if you only have one public ip address, and you're already using port 80 and 443, you have two options:

          get another IP address.
          publish the sharepoint server on a different port.
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          • #6
            Re: We Are Getting Bigger...adding more servers

            I think it is hard for employee's to have to remember that they would need to add a port number as part of the address so I hate to have to put the sharepoint server in with a different port number.

            If I get another public IP from our ISP, I understand how I would set thay up at Dotser. I would set the sharepoint.domain.com to go to the new public IP address.

            However at the office location I have the one connection coming in to one router. How would I be able to set up the second connection to pass through the router to another server on port 80 that is actually on the same LAN?

            Thanks everyone!! Great help so far....

            RC

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            • #7
              Re: We Are Getting Bigger...adding more servers

              Another ip would be easier, but not necessary.

              and for the ports, the employees wouldn't need to remember it- It's just a way for sharepoint to connect to the internet.. they'll still go sharepoint.whatever.com

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              • #8
                Re: We Are Getting Bigger...adding more servers

                Originally posted by nharvey View Post
                Another ip would be easier, but not necessary.

                and for the ports, the employees wouldn't need to remember it- It's just a way for sharepoint to connect to the internet.. they'll still go sharepoint.whatever.com
                without another IP, and without a separate port, how do you plan to publish two different internal servers, on the same public port? (Without using ISA Or similar)

                Basically - you need to have either multiple IP addressess on the public interface, or something like ISA/Forefront.
                Then, you can forward all inbound 80/443 traffic to the ISA server, and let it decide based on HostHeaders, which internal server to send it to.

                of course.. you could also have both sites instaleld on the same server, using relevant host headers
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                • #9
                  Re: We Are Getting Bigger...adding more servers

                  Originally posted by tehcamel View Post
                  of course.. you could also have both sites instaleld on the same server, using relevant host headers

                  Was this directed to me?
                  I'm saying he'll need to use a different port for sharepoint,
                  but the employees won't need to know it-
                  and I yes, I meant for him to use different host headers.

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                  • #10
                    Re: We Are Getting Bigger...adding more servers

                    without another IP, and without a separate port, how do you plan to publish two different internal servers, on the same public port? (Without using ISA Or similar)

                    Well I don't know yet. That is what i am here trying to figure out/learn how to go about it so i dont have an answer yet.

                    Basically - you need to have either multiple IP addressess on the public interface, or something like ISA/Forefront.

                    Having multiple IP addresses would require additional cable modems would it not? If so then would the second modem require a second firewall/router to port forward #80 to the sharepoint server on another network card so its first NIC still leaves it on the local LAN?

                    Then, you can forward all inbound 80/443 traffic to the ISA server, and let it decide based on HostHeaders, which internal server to send it to.

                    Is Forefront a part os ISA? It sounds like ISA may fix my problem. It sounds like i would just change my router to port forward #80 to the local IP of the ISA server and it turns the user onto which ever of my local servers they need to go based on what URL they typed in Do i interrpret that ISA to function that way?

                    of course.. you could also have both sites instaleld on the same server, using relevant host headers

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                    • #11
                      Re: We Are Getting Bigger...adding more servers

                      I looked at ISA...looks way over my head.

                      I am thinking about installling the Sharepoint on my existing WWW website on the IIS server.

                      I read that this will "disable Kerberos authentication for IIS because the SharePoint services use NTLM ". Is that a real bad thing to be worried about?

                      Thanks,
                      RC

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