How to obtain an IP Address for hosting a personal Web server both Students and Departments
For Students - Hosting a Personal Web Server in your Residence Hall
The campus firewalls now block inbound web services to the campus ResNet system. This affects students hosting a personal web server on ResNet. Off-campus access to the server will not be allowed by default.
Students wishing to request access, for a personal web server on ResNet, may do so on-line by completing the ResNet Static IP Request Form and obtain a static IP address for their server. The static IP address will usually be assigned within one business day. Firewall changes can take up to five business days. You can check back to see the status.
Firewall changes for a student's personal web server will remain in effect for the academic year. After that time, if the change is still required for the following academic year, the student will need to submit a new request.
Campus firewalls perform application-specific packet inspection of inbound TCP traffic to ensure protocol validity.
Please refer to the ResNet section of this website for more information about ResNet firewall traffic.
Most members of the campus computing community will need to contact the Hostmaster via the Zendesk ticket system or e-mail to obtain a static IP address. Users should provide as much of the following information as possible so as to help process their request in a more timely manner. An abbreviated notation for each list item appears in parentheses.
- Name of person requesting the hostname: (Requestor:)
- Name of the primary user of the host: (Owner:)
- Building and room number where the host is located: (Location:)
- RPI Department or organization name: (Department:)
- Desired host name: (Host name:)
- Type of machine and operating system: (Hardware/OS:)
- Serial number of the host, if known: (S/N:)
- RPI property management tag number on the host, if known: (Tag:)
- Name of the system administrator if different from primary user: (Admin:)
- Physical network the host will be connected to, if known: (Subnet:)