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There is a Windows machine connected to Internet by NAT (no IP, no incoming connections). Is there any way to make local web-server on this machine accessible from Internet by static IP or domain?

Web-server: Apache + MySQL + PHP

P.S. I found only one solution: using Opera Unit with Web Proxy application, but there are some problems with COOKIES.

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What version of IIS? –  XSaint32 Nov 2 '10 at 16:48
No IIS, just Apache –  SeniorDev Nov 2 '10 at 16:49
Can you arrange for ports to be forwarded to your web server? –  Cry Havok Nov 2 '10 at 22:38
Discuss this with your system administrator. –  John Gardeniers Nov 3 '10 at 1:06
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As long as your router is receiving a public IP address on the WAN side you will be able to do it by setting up port forwarding, which tells your router, for example, "port tcp/8000 goes to private IP A.B.C.D:tcp/80".

You will test it by the address http://A.B.C.D:8000/ from a PC in another place of the Internet, not the same as your LAN, to be sure.

However, your ISP may be giving you a "dynamic IP address" which means that it changes every N hours or so. Tough luck to keep it stable. You might want to try a dynamic DNS service like changeip.

Also, your ISP may be "protecting" its network with a firewall, which will not let you set ports up like this. (It will let you, it it won't work).

Just consider this will NOT give you a highly available service.

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