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    How To See My IIS From Outside?

    I use my IIS intallation to check websites I've developed on my own machine via the 'localhost' URL. Works fine. But recently I was asked to make my machine available to the world so's a friend (my brother) could do a file transfer.

    I googled and found something that said if he input my IP as an URL he'd get it.

    But it didn't work.

    I have a permanent IP. I run WinXP SP3. There's a small home LAN behind a BIPAC 1500 broadband modem/router.

    I checked IIS in control panel and found nothing to help me. It is apparently listening on port 20 - that's usual for HTTP, isn't it?

    Can anyone help?
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    HTTP is port 80
    To get to your web server from "outside" all these things need to be correct
    - Your Internet provider must not block port 80
    - Your IIS server computer has a fixed LAN (internal) IP
    - You need a valid DNS name for your location or the user needs to know your external IP
    - Your router must be configured to forward HTTP to your IIS server internal IP
    - Your IIS server firewall must allow HTTP through
    Doug G
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