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Old 10-30-2005, 01:46 PM   #1
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howto access webserver from internal network?


Hey all!

My problem:

I use m0n0wall (or monowall?) as router for my network.
I have recently set up a webserver in my internal network and used the portforwarding in m0n0wall to be able to access the server from the internet.

The problem is that I cant acess the server from other computers in the internal network (by typing www.example.com in IE) and I can't figure out why. If i type www.example.com from a friends house I get to the right page, but if I do the same at home it doesn't work!



Is there anyway to solve this?

Any help is appreciated!
 
Old 10-30-2005, 02:26 PM   #2
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Cant you just type the servers IP Address? Like 192.168.1.xx?

Are you using Dynamic DNS?
 
Old 10-30-2005, 02:29 PM   #3
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Re: howto access webserver from internal network?

Hi there

This is a known issue in monowall. Guess it's NAT problems. I've been subscribing to their mono-mailing-list for quite a while.

There's a solution you can solve it which is to DNS bind www.example.com in your internal network, to the internal address of your web server.

Cheerios.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 03:58 PM   #4
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thanks for the reply!

is there a way to do the DNS bind in m0n0wall or do I need to setup a DNS server in my network?

thanks again!

tdob: yes i'm using dyndns and by some reason it doesn't work to type just the ip

Last edited by Falafel; 10-30-2005 at 03:59 PM.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 10:30 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Falafel
thanks for the reply!

is there a way to do the DNS bind in m0n0wall or do I need to setup a DNS server in my network?

thanks again!

tdob: yes i'm using dyndns and by some reason it doesn't work to type just the ip
Hi there,

dnsmasq is already installed in monowall, which can do your basic dns binds (e.g, my.dyndns.org to 192.168.0.5. Explore the options in monowall to look for it. If not look into monowall documentations.

you dont need any dns servers on your network.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 09:45 AM   #6
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Thanks again! i found it in monowall under "dns forwards" or something!

Now everything works fine! THANKS!
 
Old 11-01-2005, 03:18 PM   #7
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