--- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > > Hi, > > > > I'm having all kinds of trouble trying to get > things > > set up to see my website on the Internet. I know > > people like to claim to be newbies, but I actually > am. > > :-) > > > > My machine (ethernet card) IP is 192.168.254.25 > and > > I'm serving on port 8080. I can bring up the site > no > > problem on my LAN- http://192.168.254.25:8080/, > but > > not outside. > > > > My ISP is earthlink and it's a dynamic IP account. > > Right now the WAN IP is: 22.214.171.124. Trying > > http://126.96.36.199:8080/ doesn't work. I've > opened > > 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 port? > > > What should I look at to solve this? I have > > unsuccessfully scoured the complete freebsd book, > > handbook, and archives. But haven't found anything > to > > address this specific problem yet, although it > seems > > straightforward. If you think I don't understand > > networks exactly, you are correct; but it's not > for > > 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... __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? The New Yahoo! Shopping - with improved product search http://shopping.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"