I own a LAN with a few computers + a DSL modem. What I am trying to do is set up a server on one of the computers with Internal LAN IP let's say "192.168.1.25" and then make the server available to the Internet.
Anyone could access the above server WITHIN the LAN by simply connecting thru HTTP://192.168.1.25/ = Server's Localhost, but the major question is how can I project its contents to the entire world thru the Internet.
In other words what is the address for someone to type in order to "get into" my LAN and root to my server?
You may try dyndns.org , and their are several other services. they give a program that will broadcast your ip to theri dns servers. Requires a domain though or you may use one of your one. Note if you use a router you may need to use port forwarding. Also chk with your ISP about their rules for running server services.
My modem has a rooter built in. I know what my IP is but thats the IP of the modem if you really think about it How do I set up IP forwarding or tie an external ISP IP with an Internal LAN IP??? As to the folks said that my DSL is not worth of a hosting biz probably due to slow uploading I never said I am going to need any customers lol. I am doing this to learn how things work
Depending on who makes your router the setup differs. You need to search for something called: "Portforwarding", "NAT Passthrough", "External Services". This will allow you to map TCP port 80 to your webservers private LAN IP address.
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Your router can probably do this. You almost certainly have at least one external address. If that address is static, then you can find it and configure your router's NAT to work with it for port 80. However, as the other posters have pointed out, don't try to sell hosting on your home DSL line...
Thanks for the great help. I will be investigating the NAT and port forwarding issues. About the small business hosting. I already said I am NOT planing to sell webhosting services thru my DSL line. That would suck. I am doing this to learn how things work.