--- [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: 68.164.84.178. Trying
> > http://68.164.84.178:8080/ 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...

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