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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Creating Your Web Site Content

Once you've installed the IIS services you want to use, you can set up a Web site. Before starting that process, let's review a few basics that you should know about before using any Web server.

Your IIS server should be reachable by either clients on your local network (a LAN or intranet), or from the Internet, or possibly both. In either case you will need to use a fixed IP address assigned by your own network administrator, so that other users can find your Web server by typing its name into their browser.

NOTE

Many company networks today use an internal network address scheme based on Network Address Translation (NAT). This technology is also used by Windows Internet Connection Sharing, and by the small broadband ...

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