Right. This could be posted on either StackOverflow or here, becuz the scenario I'm working with involves both network settings and IIS configuration, but I'm posting here since I guess that's where it's stuck at the moment.
OK. I'm trying to setup a test website on my machine which connects to the Internet through a router (ZXDSL 831 CII). I've done the following:
- Created a dynamic DNS entry, say
myserver.chickenkiller.comusing afraid.org. Works fine.
- Configured Virtual Server on my router to forward incoming traffic on port
12345to be forwarded to my local IP address (192.168.1.3).
- Enabled IIS Express on my local machine to run with admin privileges.
applicationhost.configto allow external connections.
- When I test my machine using a port checking tool, it tells me that the port
- Trying to reach
myserver.chickenkiller.com:12345through the browser first shows "Resolving host", then says "Connecting..." and then after waiting for maybe 15 seconds, and then ends up with "Could not connect". Same thing happens when I type this address on another (virtual) machine.
I need to figure out where the problem lies. Is it my ISP blocking traffic from reaching my router (unlikely in my opinion), or is it the router not forwarding the packets to my machine, or is it the web server (IIS Express) not handling the requests. Any help will greatly be appreciated.