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It saddens me that I'm not as computer savvy as I believed, and that I could pick this stuff up with just minimal instruction >| Nevertheless, I put this out there in the hopes that a Good Samaritan will come to my assistance.

Here's the dealy: I've got a fileserver at home that I'd like to see outside the network. All computers at home are behind a router, so obviously that has to come into play.

Server: Ubuntu 8.10 Server Edition, running LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, though I believe for now the "LA" portion is what's important; correct me if I'm wrong)
Router: Westell Versalink, but I have access to forwarding rules on it.

What I'd like to do: be able to see the shared files on the server from outside the network. Now, since I figured port 80 (HTTP) is blocked by Verizon, I opened another port and configured apache appropriately. I can even see that the new port is open on the server (nmap 192.168.x.x -p Y, where Y is the new port), but I still cannot see the server if I type in the router address.

Halp? Thanks a bunch.

Date: 2008-11-19 05:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crschmidt.livejournal.com
You'll need to either set up port forwarding on the Router -- saying something like "this port (or range of ports) maps to this IP address" -- or put the machine in the "DMZ", which means that all of the ports of the machine end up being exposed when you go to the router address.

Typically, you can do this in the Web UI of the router, though I don't know your specific model well enough to suggest how.

Also, if Verizon finds you're running a server on another port, I'm pretty sure it's a violation of your ToS, just for the record. (This is one of the reasons we bother to pay speakeasy the extra $15/month.)

Date: 2008-11-19 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] david-grana.livejournal.com
Also, if Verizon finds you're running a server on another port, I'm pretty sure it's a violation of your ToS, just for the record. (This is one of the reasons we bother to pay speakeasy the extra $15/month.)

D:

If that's the case I may just not broadcast the server outside the local network.

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