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    Making a url available externally

    Help new to a school

    I currently have a Moodle site available for external and internal use.
    Which is currently working


    On a seperate server I installed iis, sql and a reporting package.
    Users are able to type the url eg //server3\reports and log in
    When i copied the url to the moodle page for staff to log in it only allows them to log in from school

    We are using server 2008 r2
    Sql server 2008
    iis 6


    Can someone direct me in the right direction please

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    Quote Originally Posted by djgreek View Post
    Can someone direct me in the right direction please
    Well \\server3 will only resolve locally (Same as trying to connect to a local network pc, won't work over internet), You'd need to either give them an IP address instead of the server3 bit, or if your domain is pointing to the server it should be available from domain\reports. How's your domain name (internet) directing to your servers currently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djgreek View Post
    I currently have a Moodle site available for external and internal use.
    Is your Moodle server hosted in site - do you have the Moodle server somewhere in school? If so, your firewall is probably forwading incoming connections on ports 80 and 443 (HTTP and HTTPS) to your Moodle server. Ideally, you would have a second IP address assigned to your Internet connection and have your firewall forward requests to that IP address for ports 80 and 443 to your new server. If you only have the one IP address assigned to your Internet connection, however, you could simply use a different port number for http or https requests - the user would have to specify the port number in the URL they used, but you could always simply have them get to the new server from a link on your Moodle front page or wherever.

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    i have multiple sites running on our single IP address, the external DNS has all the name recoreds as one but when they hit the ISA server it figures out the packet header and re-directs the packet to the appropriate location, you could try hosting the files as a virtual directory on your moodle server, not sure if that would work depends on what your running and how it needs to be set up.

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