Local pcs cannot see web server but outside pcs can


J

J and J

I have 4 home pcs on same workgroup. I also have a 2000 server that has web
server running on port 81.

How can I get my local pcs to see this by typing the name of the pc's and
port name.

I can view it from the outside by typing ip addres. (verified from friends
pc), but cannot get to it internally by typing pc name. All on same network
and in same workgroup.


Thanks
 
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R

Roland Hall

:
: I have 4 home pcs on same workgroup. I also have a 2000 server that has
web
: server running on port 81.
:
: How can I get my local pcs to see this by typing the name of the pc's and
: port name.
:
: I can view it from the outside by typing ip addres. (verified from
friends
: pc), but cannot get to it internally by typing pc name. All on same
network
: and in same workgroup.

Correct me where I'm wrong.

You're not running AD and DNS on the W2K server.
The primary DNS on the clients point to the ISPs DNS servers.
NetBIOS over TCP/IP is not enabled, on the server or the clients or all of
the above.
You do not have any entries in your LMHOSTS or HOSTS files.
You haven't shown the layout of the network. What is the interconnectivity
device being used? If it is a SOHO router, is it a NAT router? Are you
allowing connectivity between the clients?

--
Roland Hall
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Online Support for IT Professionals -
http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/technet/default.asp?fr=0&sd=tech
How-to: Windows 2000 DNS:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;308201
 
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J

J and J

Roland Hall said:
:
: I have 4 home pcs on same workgroup. I also have a 2000 server that has
web
: server running on port 81.
:
: How can I get my local pcs to see this by typing the name of the pc's and
: port name.
:
: I can view it from the outside by typing ip addres. (verified from
friends
: pc), but cannot get to it internally by typing pc name. All on same
network
: and in same workgroup.

Correct me where I'm wrong.

You're not running AD and DNS on the W2K server.
The primary DNS on the clients point to the ISPs DNS servers.
NetBIOS over TCP/IP is not enabled, on the server or the clients or all of
the above.
You do not have any entries in your LMHOSTS or HOSTS files.
You haven't shown the layout of the network. What is the interconnectivity
device being used? If it is a SOHO router, is it a NAT router? Are you
allowing connectivity between the clients?

--
Roland Hall
/* This information is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability
or fitness for a particular purpose. */
Online Support for IT Professionals -
http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/technet/default.asp?fr=0&sd=tech
How-to: Windows 2000 DNS:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;308201
NO dns or dhcp is set up.

I have a simple linksys 8 port router from my cable service and the pcs ocme
off that. DHCP is enabled on the router. So each of the pcs are usually in
range from....192.168.1.1 through 192.169.1.10. The server I setup is one
of these, so nothing really connects to the server as it only has one card
etc. but it is part of network. It is 192.168.1.3 right now. all in same
workgroup, but cannot see server, what is odd is that the other pcs see each
other.

The router is set to default settings and that is to obtain ip and dns
automatically.
web server is iis on windows 2000 server, prot 81 as port 80 is blocked. MY
IP does not change often.

So what do you suggest?
PS. some pcs cannot see my webserver when type www.mydomain.com (I set up
forwarding to my ip and port throiugh godaddy). It works for most but this
particular pc that cannot see it is on a network with ISA server and maybe
they have this port blocked or something. Other friends pc can see.

Thanks in advance
 

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