IIS 7 and Above
IIS doesnt response to external IP
Last post Mar 07, 2011 02:02 AM by KristoferG
Mar 04, 2011 04:10 PM|Shalxxx|LINK
Mar 04, 2011 09:57 PM|lextm|LINK
It is not strange to find an ISP prevents such self hosting (some just wants to promote their web hosting service). But to better diagnose the problem, you may contact your ISP's support hotline/mailbox.
Mar 04, 2011 11:43 PM|KristoferG|LINK
I have a few questions.
Can you access the website from the host computer? (it's not clear if you tried the internal IP from the virtual machine or the host)
To which IP address do you forward the HTTP (port 80) traffic to in your router? The host machine or the virtual machine?
I assume that you have tried with the external IP address from the Internet. There may be issues when using the external IP inside the router (depends on the router)
Mar 05, 2011 12:32 PM|Shalxxx|LINK
Mar 07, 2011 02:02 AM|KristoferG|LINK
Thanks for your information. The conclusion i have done at this moment, is that your ISP blocks this, as Lex Li said. I base this on that you can access the website from the host machine, and the host machine and virtual machine have the same IP address
(so the forwarding in your router should be fine), there is no confusion regarding which IP address to forward.
What is strange is that this does not work on any port (you didn't forgot to change port in your router?). A few ISPs does this, but it is not as common as just blocking port 80.
So at this moment, i would eliminate the ISP by asking them if you can run a webserver on any port, or if they block this.