I've created an external site outside of sharepoint completly. It's just a basic site that allows our users to get to specific sites. I wanted to simply embed this site via a url inside of sharepoint (I guess there is a web site page web part). This works fine...but is there any way to have sharepoint search / index this site? I do not want to create this site inside of sharepoint. It's simply a asp.net web site that is outside of sharepoint but we need to bring the interface into sharepoint.
I think you are looking for the Page Viewer web part which basically presents the external site within a SharePoint page using an IFRAME.
However, getting SharePoint to Search that other site is a completely different matter and would require that you enter the external URL into a Content Source in your Search Administration. Since this is a non-SharePoint site, you would probably have to create a new Content Source for it. You would also have to grant at least Read permissions for the search crawl account to the external site.