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Old 09-29-2004, 05:03 PM   #1
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internal box to external IP's?


Hi there guys...
In a bit of a tricky situation so I was wondering if anyone could lend some advice. Just got my hands on a box which I'll be using to run a gameserver on. Only problem is; this box will be behind our hardware firewall on our internal IP address. I'll be using a custom port to get out of the firewall; but does anyone have any ideas/wisdom/advice/suggestions about how I get someone on the net to connect to this box which is on our own internal LAN subnet?
Cheers,
-TigZy
 
Old 09-29-2004, 06:03 PM   #2
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Re: internal box to external IP's?

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Hi there guys...
In a bit of a tricky situation so I was wondering if anyone could lend some advice. Just got my hands on a box which I'll be using to run a gameserver on. Only problem is; this box will be behind our hardware firewall on our internal IP address. I'll be using a custom port to get out of the firewall; but does anyone have any ideas/wisdom/advice/suggestions about how I get someone on the net to connect to this box which is on our own internal LAN subnet?
Cheers,
-TigZy
Tigzy,

First of all welcome to LQ.

To get the people to connect to your box on the inside of your firewall, what you need to do is what's called "port forwarding". To do this really depends on how you have your firewall/network set up. If you have something like a linksys router it's easily done via the http interface of that router, whereis if you have a linux box acting as your firewall/router you could put in an entry into your IPTables rule and have it work that way.

Any light you could shed on how your internet is routed would help lots.

Cheers

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Old 09-29-2004, 06:10 PM   #3
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Whoops, sorry for the lack of info.

We're running broadband ADSL through a firewall router, which runs to both our wireless and 10/100 LAN network. Was planning on connecting the box 10/100.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 06:31 PM   #4
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So you have an adsl modem, going into a router, and then the router goes to a wireless access point (or) router and to a wired lan??

If that is the case the answer to your problem lies in the router your modem connects to. What kind of router is it? Linux computer, or some other piece of hardware like a Linksys router or something?
 
Old 09-29-2004, 06:39 PM   #5
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Its a good question - I can't say I've looked at it myself but it directly routes our internet connection through the network, so I'll have to go have a fiddle with it this afternoon. Alas, if that doesn't work, I'll go hunt down an old 386/486 box I can use in its place as a router.
Cheers,
-TigZy

Edit: Sorry - tis a hardware ADSL router

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