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

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Configuring Shared Connections

If your computer uses a shared Internet connection—that is, one provided by Internet Connection Sharing or a connection-sharing router device—and if you want your Web site to be available to the Internet, you'll have to set up the sharing service to direct incoming Web server requests to your computers. Otherwise, the router or the computer with the Internet connection won't know to which computer to forward incoming requests.

To make your Web server accessible, you'll need to forward requests on TCP port 80 from the connection sharing machine to your computer. With Microsoft's Internet Connection Sharing service on a computer running Windows XP Professional, you can simply specify your computer's name as the target ...

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