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Hi, I recently installed xdsl on my xbox and want to use it as a server. I installed monkey web server and it's working, if I type my ip address in firefox it loads my index.html. I am a complete newbie to what Im doing. I have registered a zone at editzone.com but I don't know what to do next. Could someone point me in the right direction please?
Have just done a whois search on that domain name and it is not registered so you will not be able to use it until you have bought and registered it. The domain name will then be registered with the DNS servers and most registrar's have a control panel where you can specify the ip address of the domain name. Until then the access will be restricted to your ip address.
With xdsl you do not get a static but a dynamic (means it changes) IP-Address !
There is a place where you can register "hostnames" not domains for these kind of configurations, its called dyndns (www.dyndns.org).
They simply make an entry in their DNS. The pretty thing is, that they register whenever your IP-address changes, and they update that DNS-entry !
If it works with IP-Adress but not whith hostname, it has nothing to do with port 80 opened or not or any iptables-issue !
As long as nothing is blocking your IP from reaching your machine you should be able to connect straight to your IP without using any DNS service. If your IP starts with 192 or 10 then that means you're probably behind a router which means you'll need to forward port 80 in the router to your Xbox IP.
Just so you are clear. If you have a router you will have what I call the external IP which is what your ISP assigns you. Anything that is connected to your router will have an inside IP usually beginning with 192 or 10. By default most routers block all ports. So that is why I said you'll need to tell your router to forward port 80 to your inside IP of your xbox.