I can't connect to many ports, and have been trying to work this out for days. However, the ports I can't connect to with linux, I can connect to with windows, on the same cumputer. Believe me, I don't want to go back to MS...I've grown to love linux over the months, but if it's my only resort, I will. I love linux, and have been learning it steadily...but this is driving me crazy. Recently, I upgraded from a standard dial up connection do DSL
...yay. My qwest DSL works in linux, and is fast, but as I said above, I'm having trouble with ports. For instance, I'm trying to run my own personal ftp server on linux. No one can connect to it, because it's blocking them. It has something to do with port 21. I can't send files on amsn. It just says "listening on port 6891" forever. However, I can recieve files on linux through amsn...but on Windows, I can send AND recieve files on windows through msn. I can't connect to p2p clients through tcp. For example I use Azureus quite often. I always get the error that it can't connect to the tracker port...TCP/6969 and TCP/6881 and UDP/6881. I also run several other programs that just can't connect to the ports. I take it since I can do all these things on windows, it has SOMETHING to do with linux.
I did some reading, and heard that I need to assign myself an "internal ip address"..or local, not sure...I'm new to networking totally...and anyway, forward ports to the local ip. I'm on SLACKWARE 10, so I did a netconfig. I put it 192.168.1.10 as an ip, put in the correct gateway and nameservers. I could still browse...and I'm guesing it worked. I tried forwarding ports to this IP on both the router and modem port forwarding setup pages...but no luck. I also tried enabling "DMZ"...with this ip "192.168.1.10"...and still no luck. I have no firewall installed. I even tried installing a firewall and opening the ports.
So I ask...could anyone possibly help me find a solution? I really need to be able to have people connect to my FTP server...and I also really want to be able to send files via AMSN..because I do this allot between people I know
Just some information.
My modem is connected to a router and into my computer. Another computer is also connected to the router and share's an internet connection.
OS: Slackware 10
Router: "Network everywhere linksys": IP: 192.168.1.1
Modem: "Actiontec DSL gateway": IP 192.168.0.1
I get my IP address assigned through DHCPCD I believe.
If anyone can help me sort this out, I will be VERY apreciative. Thanks again.