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If you click the Alternate Access Mapping Collection view menu (default view of this list
is Show All), you can filter the view to display the mappings for a particular web application.
Let’s look at the original web application we extended (mine is http://spf2:8080), as shown in
The original web application now has two internal URLs, one for the default zone and one
for the Internet zone. Both mappings have an internal URL and a public URL. Therefore, any
request sent to the server as http://blogs.dem0tek.com in my example will come back to the
requester’s browser showing http://blogs.dem0tek.com in the address bar and for all the
paths and links on the page, which means they’ll work fine through the firewall.
C R E A T I N G A N E W I N T E R N A L URL
Although you can have only five public URLs for a web application (one for each zone), it’s
possible to have several internal URLs for each public URL. Remember that internal URLs are the
addresses that SharePoint responds to for a particular web application, and public URLs are
what are returned to populate the address bar of the client’s browser. To create a new internal
URL for a public URL, click the Add Internal URLs link on the Action bar. This will take you to
the page shown in Figure 10.76.
Make sure you’ve chosen the correct Alternate Access Mapping Collection option, which
is the same thing as the web application, and then enter the new internal URL and choose the
zone for this URL. The zone you choose needs to have a corresponding public URL (if you don’t
specify one, the new internal URL will be used to ill it).
My example uses a new internal URL called blogs for the default zone. As such, internal users
who previously had to enter http://spf2:8080 will only need to enter blogs (which is easier
for them to remember) into their web browser to go to the Personal Blogs site collection. When
they get there, it’ll kick back the default zone’s public URL of http://sp2:8080, which is fine
because they can resolve that URL (if they were outside the firewall, this would be a problem).
The new internal URL is displayed on the Alternate Access Mappings page (see Figure 10.77).