Trying to see website from the Internet
mickep3 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 21 12:47:58 PDT 2003
--- whizkid at valuedj.com wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm having all kinds of trouble trying to get
> > set up to see my website on the Internet. I know
> > people like to claim to be newbies, but I actually
> > :-)
> > My machine (ethernet card) IP is 192.168.254.25
> > I'm serving on port 8080. I can bring up the site
> > problem on my LAN- http://192.168.254.25:8080/,
> > not outside.
> > My ISP is earthlink and it's a dynamic IP account.
> > Right now the WAN IP is: 126.96.36.199. Trying
> > http://188.8.131.52:8080/ doesn't work. I've
> > the port, 8080, on the router.
> When you say you have opened the port on your
> firewall, are you speaking
> of the firewall on your FreeBSD box or a Hardware
> firewall? For example,
> if you have a linksys router you would have to
> Forward your TCP port 8080
> to the 192.168.254.25 box.
I opened the port on my (hardware) router box, not the
FreeBSD firewall. Internet -> ISP -> Modem -> Router
-> FreeBSD box. Hopefully that's all I need to do to
forward the port 8080 packets. Do I need to configure
the FreeBSD firewall settings as well to reflect the
> > What should I look at to solve this? I have
> > unsuccessfully scoured the complete freebsd book,
> > handbook, and archives. But haven't found anything
> > address this specific problem yet, although it
> > straightforward. If you think I don't understand
> > networks exactly, you are correct; but it's not
> > lack of trying.
> if you can get to the website from inside your
> firewall then it is a
> routing issue. Just check above and make sure your
> firewall is routing to
> the correct box.
This sounds right. And I'm glad to have a name for the
problem. There are two firewalls then, the router's
and FreeBSD's. I've only given attention to the former...
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