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Linux server with two static ip, one public, one private

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Last response: in Networking
December 14, 2011 4:50:52 AM

Is there a simple way to have a web server have both a static public ip (I have a block of static IP's) and an static private ip (ex I am running a web project management application.... Do I need two seperate nic's to do this?

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December 14, 2011 6:20:17 PM

Yes, many servers have both public and private IP addresses, and yes, they generally have two NICs.

However, you can use port forwarding or a DMZ on the router and then the server will have just one internal IP address, but can also be accessed by the public IP.
December 14, 2011 6:51:34 PM

Thank you for the response :-) Which option would you implement? Considering that the server is configured as a web server hosting a locally (private network used project management application (Collabitive) that also needs access from the public ( Also it would be nice for the private network to see a shared subdirectory to copy file to and fro.... Again thank you for your help :-) e
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December 14, 2011 9:58:03 PM

If you are just using HTTP (web server), then I suggest forwarding port 80 (and port 443 is you use HTTPS) at the router since it limits the server's exposure to the wild Internet ;) 
December 14, 2011 10:05:19 PM

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