i have set up a CNAME record for a subdomain name ********* to point to my DDNS provider ******* (found a tutorial online that you could still get ddns.com free thru dlink)
once that was done I was able to log into my router with this sub-domain, so i know those steps have been done properly. I have since changed the default router password to prevent unauthorized access.
my router is a netgear WNDR3400 (n600)
i have set port forward to the IP of the system that I want to use. when i check the logs of the router it shows that my public IP address is attempting to access the LAN IP that I set port forwarding to go to.... so the port forwarding settings have to be set properly.
I set the IP for the server as DMZ and have made attempts to disable any other forms of firewall for right now.
I am currently using IIS7 on a vista box for the webserver.
i set sharing for the folder that I want to serve, and AFAIK there is no software firewall still running on the system. I am trying to serve a directory and not an HTML file (at least for now)
when i browse the LAN IP address for the server the directory comes right up... when i try to do it by the domain name(s) above i can not access anything - the router logs however show my WAN IP attempting to access the LAN IP
I assume that the problem probably lies in the configuration of the IIS software, although it is possible it might be a firewall issue.
if anyone can help give any advice it would me much appreciated. Once i get this figured out, i eventually want to set up several boxes for different purposes. only problem is that most of my PCs are in need of repairs before I can get them back in working order.
EDITED to remove domain names since i got it sort of figured out...
Edited by nyphonejacks, 10 February 2013 - 02:45 PM.