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private and public IP address binding

I'm using NW 6.5 SP3 at two different remote locations connected by a
VPN. I have a basic Windoze 2K SP4 box running Apache 2 for a simple web
portal that is accessible inside and outside. A link on the portal
allows users to connect to NetStorage. They click on the link to the
office they work at and it connects them to that server. Each server is
assigned at private IP (10.x.x.x). The PIX firewalls at each office use
NAT to give them a public IP (123.123.123.123). On the web portal page I
have hard coded the public IP to NetStorage so that users can access
their files. However, when I get a user that visit's the other office
there are issues using the links. I tried to bind the public IP's to the
NIC using INETCFG but got a message saying that they had to be on the
same network. The servers only have one NIC so I can't assign another
NIC the public IP (and I have security concerns with doing that). Do I
need to add an alias to DNS? And if so how? What are my other options?

Thanks!
Steve
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Re: private and public IP address binding

In article <S4Q7f.6798$5e6.6312@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>, Steve
wrote:
> I tried to bind the public IP's to the
> NIC using INETCFG but got a message saying that they had to be on the
> same network.
>

This should work fine as long as you are not trying to use Secondary IP
addresses. To get to these addresses, your internal clients will need
to use the private address as their default gateway or have a static
route configured, and the server will need to have IP routing enabled.

Once all that's in place, I have no idea if will actually solve your
problem though. Please let us know...

bd
NSC Volunteer SysOp


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Re: private and public IP address binding

Brad Doster wrote:
> In article <S4Q7f.6798$5e6.6312@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>, Steve
> wrote:

I don't want to change the IP's of the servers though...just add an IP.

I think the best way to get around all of this is to add an alias in the
private DNS that points to the servers and then code the portal to that URL.

What I need to do is add the server names to the public DNS servers in
addition to that so that this works...

Any DNS people want to hand hold me through this just to be sure???

Steve



>>I tried to bind the public IP's to the
>>NIC using INETCFG but got a message saying that they had to be on the
>>same network.
>>

>
> This should work fine as long as you are not trying to use Secondary IP
> addresses. To get to these addresses, your internal clients will need
> to use the private address as their default gateway or have a static
> route configured, and the server will need to have IP routing enabled.
>
> Once all that's in place, I have no idea if will actually solve your
> problem though. Please let us know...
>
> bd
> NSC Volunteer SysOp
>
>

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Re: private and public IP address binding

In article <TC88f.2$OC3.1@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>, Steve wrote:
> I don't want to change the IP's of the servers though...just add an IP
>

Yes, and all you need to do is add a new binding with the additional IP
address to accomplish that.

bd
NSC Volunteer SysOp


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