Configuring Host-Header Forwarding with ISA Server 2000

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To configure your servers for host-header forwarding, you need:

  1. One or more servers running Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services.

  2. A device to act as a reverse proxy server, such as a computer running Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000.

  3. A public Domain Name System (DNS) server.

Important: The following configuration steps assume that you are using ISA Server 2000, Service Pack 1 or later, on your reverse proxy server and that you have set it up in integrated mode and that ISA Server 2000 Feature Pack 1 is installed.

The process of configuring host-header forwarding consists of the following steps:

  1. Install and configure your server farm to run Windows SharePoint Services.

  2. Create a new public DNS entry to map your public fully qualified domain name (FQDN) to the IP address you will use on the public interface of your reverse proxy server.

  3. Configure the network interfaces in the proxy server to respond to the appropriate IP addresses.

  4. Configure the proxy server/firewall to allow Windows SharePoint Services to make connections to the Internet when necessary.

  5. Edit your Web.config file to allow Windows SharePoint Services to make connections through the proxy server to the Internet when necessary.

  6. Configure the proxy server to listen for requests on IP addresses.

  7. Create a destination set.

  8. Create a Web publishing rule.