Re: Cannot access website

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Subject: Re: Cannot access website
Posted by:  Will Platnick (wplatni…
Date: 7 Nov 2006

Is this machine dual-homed (2 NICs) by any chance?  If so, it sounds
like your routing could be messed up, possibly from the presence of
multiple gateway addresses being specified (one on each NIC).  If this
is the case, you could remove the default gateway from your LAN facing
adapter, and then add a persistent route for your internal network to
go through the correct LAN gateway.

I don't think the problem lies in IIS if you're absolutely positive
that internal clients and external clients arrive at the same web
server AND that the page is not cached by internal clients anywhere,
either on their machine or possibly in an ISA server or something.

-Will Platnick

On Nov 7, 12:17 pm, Tony <> wrote:
> I have a strange problem I can't find a solution to. I have a Win2003 box
> with IIS6 running. I have a simple website running on port 80. This box sits
> in my company's DMZ and is accessed by a Public IP that is then translated to
> a DMZ IP. From inside the network, we access the box by just the DMZ IP. I am
> not filtering any ports and there is no firewall between the server and
> everything else.
> Here is the problem: Every once in a while, we cannot get to our website
> from outside the network, but we can always get to it from the inside. If we
> reboot the server, we can get into it again from the outside. Nothing shows
> up in any logs. I am fairly sure it is not a routing issue, but I am
> mystified as to why this might be.
> --
> Tony


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Cannot access website posted by Tony on Tue, 7 Nov 2006