Originally posted by Fewyn Morisato 3. I run a largish gaming website which uses vBulletin as its forums and stuff. I'm considering making a testboard on my pc. Here is the question... how hard is it to set up a server that no one outside of my LAN can view?
That should quite easy. At least the part about not letting anyone else view it
I've got no idea how to set up a server or vBullitin board, as I've never tried
There are several options (well, two at least
As you have a LAN I assume you have a router. Just make sure the router doesn't forward any requests to port 80, or whatever you port you set the board to. The process of doing this tends to vary between routers, so I can't really help you any further.
If you use DZM (DMZ?) (or whatever it's called when you forward everything to one machine)
and don't feel like turning it off, you can also make one specific port open only to a specific ip or ip range with iptables (never used ipchains, so I can't say). And while configuring iptables by command line seems a bit arcane to me, there are graphical front ends that make it quite easy.
LAN:s tend to be on 192.168.0.0/16