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  1. Crammit

    Crammit Thread Starter

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    Hello, I am confused about a case scenario in the Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration exam 70 - 680 book. This is simply for a non-graded class discussion next Monday morning; any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    Chapter 5>Page 183>Case Scenario 5-1:Using Port Numbers,

    It states,

    "While you are installing an Internet web server on your company network, the owner of the company tells you that he also wants to build a web server for internal use by the company's employees. This intranet web server will not contain confidential information, but it should not be accessible from the company's Internet Web site. To do this, you create a second site on the web server. The Internet site uses the well-known port number for web servers, which is port 80. For the intranet site, you select port number 283. Assuming that the web server's IP address on the internal network is 10.54.3.145, what should the users on the company network do to access the intranet Web site with Microsoft Internet Explorer?" - Craig Zacker
     
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    Ok, so to access a company's intranet Web site which uses IPv4 the correct format would be x.x.x.x:#port#/website, and being that the internal server IP address is 10.x.x.x this makes it inaccessible from the company's internet website, correct?(as a goal stated in the text)

    Random thought -
    So would it be accessible from the internet if NAT were used on the internal server hosting the intranet site? How would that affect the address scheme? would it just change over to the normal Website address format? Also, if NAT were implemented making the intranet site public, could you use that(or something else) to limit who the website was accessible to(i.e company workstations)?
     
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    Even if the internet site was on the same IP,the
    site should be setup to only accept requests from
    port 80 and maybe port 443 for secure connections.
    Unless there is actually a link on the internet site that
    directs to the intranet site,there should not be a connection
    between to two.
    The intranet site would be configured for port 283 and
    aasuming it is configured properly,that is the only port
    that it would accept requests on.
    Assuming that all requests are forwarded from the internet
    to the server,it would be possible to have a request connect from
    the internet to the intranet site using the internet using the port manually,
    but requests on port 283 can be blocked from the internet by the router or
    firewall appliance while leaving the port open for local translation on
    the server and clients.
    That would block access from the internet while leaving the local network
    connection open.

    Sorry,I don't know how nat would affect the setup.
    Maybe someone else can help you with that.
     
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