how to port forward on windows server 2003 SBS

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?TmljayBTbWl0aA==?=, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. i currently just set up a new 2003 SBS machine to act as a firewall/gateway
    to the internet, we currently already have an apache webserver (linux) that
    we want to continue to use and do not need the built-in microsoft webserver
    in 2003. i have been looking through manuals and googleing everywhere but i
    cannot find where to port forward port 80 to that ip address i need. i did
    find a filter that i though would do the trick, but i can only pull up the
    machine locally by ip only not by its url address. is there something im
    missing? can this even be done?

    thanks in advance

    =?Utf-8?B?TmljayBTbWl0aA==?=, Oct 15, 2004
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  2. assuming you have two NICs and enable NAT, this may help. quoted from
    How to configure 2000/2003 NAT services and ports

    Open RRAS>IP Routing>NAT, right-click external NIC>Properties>Services and
    ports, select a service or add a port. To forward to an internal IP, type IP
    address in Private address.

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    Robert L [MS-MVP], Oct 15, 2004
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  3. =?Utf-8?B?TmljayBTbWl0aA==?=

    Dana Brash Guest

    Wouldn't you use ISA server on a default SBS installation to manage port

    Dana Brash

    Dana Brash, Oct 17, 2004
  4. If this is SBS2003 Standard, you don't get ISA.
    For me, I don't like to make the server do any routing and prefer a single
    NIC. I'd get a hardware firewall appliance and handle it all through there,
    but that's just me.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Oct 17, 2004
  5. "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"

    I'd get a hardware firewall appliance and handle it all through there,

    Matt Anderson, Oct 18, 2004
  6. I'm glad to see this pot here. I am dealing with a similar issue: I'm going
    to be putting a new SBS2K3 server into a network that is currently using a
    hardware router/firewall and port forwarding. Initially I liked the idea of
    using the SBS as the interior router, but in an effort to keep it simple, I
    think I'm going to go for the single NIC solution and it's good to know there
    are those that agree with this approach.


    =?Utf-8?B?VFJvY2s=?=, Nov 8, 2004
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