IIS 5 & IIS 6
External site not viewble by internal users
Last post Oct 31, 2007 11:47 PM by aqutan
Oct 18, 2007 10:21 PM|aqutan|LINK
Internal users on our network cannot view updates or changes to the external internet page,although when viewed from outside the newtork changes can be seen.
For example when the users add an image to a page by using their cms(content management system) the file is uploaded to 4 locations. 2 on the production server and 2 to the backup server. What i noticed is that it does not upload to the nonadmin internet folder on
the backup server which apparently what the internal users are pointed to.
how can i get the files or changes to go into that folder without having to manually move it across?
Oct 18, 2007 10:52 PM|qbernard|LINK
What's your actual issue? the first paragraph you are saying pages not updated or refreshed when visiting the site from internal.
then you mention upload files not being copied to backup machine ?
and the last part? manually move it across?
How many IIS there? how are they connected? OS version?
error msgs ? or event log ?
Oct 18, 2007 11:51 PM|aqutan|LINK
Sorry wasnt clear
Non IT users manage content of the webpage
Windows Server 2003 standard both servers
IIS on live and another instance on backup
Backup server the web pages in IIS are:
No errors in the logs when viewed internally for example an image will show 'x' top corner but in the logs it shows that it was viewed ok.
Oct 19, 2007 02:47 AM|qbernard|LINK
So CMS is suppose to copy the file to backup server?
which server is not working? how does the CMS flow looks like ? update to external, then it sync with internal?
can you browse the image directly? status code is 200 in the iis log file?
Oct 31, 2007 11:39 PM|CodeJawa|LINK
I think the issue is a bit confused at this point. Regardless of the IIS installations, locations updated by CMS on an upload, etc. Does the site that the users view internally reference a physical directory that does actually have the change they made.
So for instance, they're browsing to http://myinternalsite.com. When they get there they don't see their changes. If I were to browse to http://myexternalsite.com I would see the changes though. The question then is does the physical directory that http://myINTERNALsite.com
point to ... say c:\inetpub\wwwroot\myinternalsite actually have the updated aspx page? If it doesn't then you have a file propagation issue with your CMS. If you the changed file is actually there however then you should look into the page caching on the
IIS installation that is housing the internal web site and the IE caching happening client side. Since you're in an internal environment either one should be easy to address.
Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
Oct 31, 2007 11:47 PM|aqutan|LINK
The problem has been sorted it was a proxy issue all along, it was even confusing me :) Thx for the help