how to port forward on windows server 2003 SBS

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Nick Smith, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. Nick Smith

    Nick Smith Guest

    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

    Nick Smith, 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. Nick Smith

    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. Nick Smith

    TRock Guest

    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.


    TRock, Nov 8, 2004
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