Originally posted by TigZy
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?
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.