I'm running Windows Vista Business and installed IIS 7 (I changed no settings in it, everything is on default). I have a domain and have setup Dynamic DNS for it with the host. I use a program provided by the host to update my server's IP. I have a Netgear router which I've configured the HTTP port (80) to forward to my server.
The problem is when I try to access the default website by typing in the domain's URL, all I get is a "Waiting for http://www.mydomain.com" message which eventually just returns:
This webpage is not available.
The webpage at http://www.mydomain.com/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
More information on this error Below is the original error message
Error 101 (net::
ERR_CONNECTION_RESET): Unknown error.
Here's what I tried:
I don't know what I'm missing, anyone have any ideas?
When you pinged www.mydomain.com did the reply come from the correct ip address, the one that's registered with the Dynamic DNS service?
Have you turned off the external web management feature of the Netgear router? Netgear routers allow web based (port 80) management connections from both the internal and external interfaces by default. This might be causing the problem as your attempt to browse the server might actually be going to the router instead, since ip address on the WAN interface on the router is the same ip address that's going to be registered with the Dynamic DNS service and ultimately NAT'ed through the router to the server for http traffic.
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