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Old 03-18-2005, 11:20 PM   #1
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Hey guys:
I'm really hoping I can gain a better understanding of what I would like to do...

Current setup is as follows:

Windows XP machine running downstairs (house)
Slackware Linux machine running upstairs (house)

Downstairs has a DSL modem plugged into a Netgear Wireless Router... with an RJ-45 going into the router to the Windows machine and another RJ-45 cable running upstairs to my Slackware machine.

DSL ISP - Dynamic IP Address
What I would really love to have done is this:

Be able to run my linux machine as the server, globally. Where I could go to a coffee shop for example and login my SSH or have others view my webpage.

How do I go about getting my upstairs computer to run as a server?

Do I have the things setup properly?

Thanks guys!

Last edited by javamdk; 03-18-2005 at 11:56 PM.
Old 03-19-2005, 12:05 AM   #2
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What you'd have to do is:
1) Forward ssh and http to your Slackware box (so that it deals with incoming connection for these protocols); there should be something in your router's config to handle this.
2) Set up your ssh and web servers.
3) Sign up for something like dyndns, which associates whatever your current IP address is with a URL like Dyndns is free for home use I believe.

That should be it.

Old 03-19-2005, 12:32 AM   #3
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OMG!!!!! Thank you SO much!!!

I am going out to celebrate... it's so much fun when you get something working and esp when it makes sense!!!

Much appreciated!


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