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    Moodle Help

    Hi Guys



    Just had to setup a Moodle server

    I have installed it on Server 2008 (Processor is not x64, so could not install 2008R2)


    To install moodle I used the Microsoft Web Platform

    Static IP address on the DHCP for the server

    How do I go by getting this to an external IP addresss?

    I have give the Council (ISP) the internal IP of the server and told them to open port 80 and the port number of MySQL (Not sure if thats need, but that one is there)


    Any ideas why its not working?
    Havent done no settings other than that

    Also how to I get around of chaning the link to Moodle at the momment for example I have to type in a link like this 10.147.100.54/moodle. If I dont type in the moodle part, it goes to the deafult II7 page, How do I disable that and make Moodle have that link

    This is the error im getting

    ERROR

    The requested URL could not be retrieved


    While trying to retrieve the URL: http://213.38.46.22/
    The following error was encountered:
    • Connection to 213.38.46.22 Failed

    The system returned: (113) No route to host
    The remote host or network may be down. Please try the request again.
    Your cache administrator is root.
    Generated Tue, 09 Mar 2010 13:55:42 GMT by t99cb (squid/2.7.STABLE6)

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    for resolving internally you will need to set up a binding.

    right click the site in IIS manager and click edit bindings. Now click add and type in the web address you want to use - school.ac.uk etc.

    You will now need to make changes to your internal and external dns so that school.ac.uk resolves to the correct ip address. you don't want to be using the ip on the browser as this will become a pain latter on.

    as for 213.38.46.22, that ip seems to be dead as it won't ping. i would check that you've got the right IP and then contact your provider - get them to shut the mysql while you are at it as you defiantly don't need that port open

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    dont think the ip address pings anyway from our isp, we have an exchange witch I tried to ping eariler to see if that work work, but that one had no reply eithier, and that ip address works


    update - just had a talk with them and they put in the wrong internal ip address



    sorry to be a pain, can you explain step by step in what you just said to do



    also seem to be having problems getting LDAP working for user to logon, if anyone have done that before

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    <quote>sorry to be a pain, can you explain step by step in what you just said to do</quote>

    do you mean the setting up the bindings?

    go to administrative tools and open the iis management console (if the console isn't their then install either using WIP or adding the role).

    From there right click the site in IIS manager and click edit bindings. Now click add and type in the web address you want to use - school.ac.uk etc.

    This now means that when the server receives a request for school.ac.uk it knows which site it should be serving up. IIS will show that you have two sites, default and your moodle site.

    You'll then probably need a dns entry on your local dns server to map school.ac.uk to the internal address of your server.

    I wouldn't even attempt to set up the LDAP stuff until you've got the basics working.

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    Bit off topic, and apologies but your school website looks really good mate. Very crisp! Thumbs up and rep

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    Umm you actually like it

    I dont like it much at all, Im starting to make a new one

    Thank anyway

    Last one was made by someone

    Going to do it all internally now

    Gonna even use twitter feeds, twitter is so simple, so staff will be able to post news and information easy


    ok vle now working on the externally ip address

    So stuff left that I need help with now

    - LDAP for user logons
    - DNS Name instead of IP address
    - Delete the default IIS7 default page and move Moodle to that page

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    [quote] I dont like it much at all, Im starting to make a new one [/QOUTE]

    Glad you're working on it. The top menus items don't work in firefox or chrome and it uses frames

    - DNS Name instead of IP address
    if you have access to your internal dns server this should be simple. Once you've got that done the process for external access is roughly the same.

    - Delete the default IIS7 default page and move Moodle to that page
    you don't need to delete or move this page. The bindings/ dns will sort this out for you. I

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    yep have access to the dns server, have access to everything far has I know

    So your saying when I setup the binding I chose the website address. Does this mean I have to buy the domain name I want to use?

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    internally you can use any dns name you want - you can also add multiple bindings

    externally you will need a domain or subdomain that points to your moodle ip address. A subdomain for example would be: moodle.ockendon.thurrock.sch.uk

    to do this you would need access to your external dns config and you'd add moodle and the ip address, as your dns is externally managed you might need to contact them to arange this.

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