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Old 10-31-2006, 11:45 AM   #1
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Server setup questions


Hello,

I have just installed Linux and I would like to set it up as a server to host some web sites. I have a bunch of questions.

1. How can someone outside my local network ping my Linux server that has a dynamic ip address?

2. After I register my domain name, how does this get mapped to my local Linux server?

3. I have a Westell 327 dsl modem and I have verizon as my isp. How do I get blocked ports to get to my server?

Any help would be most appreciated.

-mh
 
Old 10-31-2006, 12:33 PM   #2
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Hello,
Hi,
and welcome to LQ!

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Originally Posted by mikehoisington
I have just installed Linux and I would like to set it up as a server to host some web sites. I have a bunch of questions.

1. How can someone outside my local network ping my Linux server that has a
dynamic ip address?
They can't unless the DSL router has capabilities that allow forwarding
of ICMP requests (I don't think they usually do) and you explicitly allow
them to do so.

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2. After I register my domain name, how does this get mapped to my local Linux server?
There are services like no-ip.com that will allow you to quickly
modify dynamic IPs.


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3. I have a Westell 327 dsl modem and I have verizon as my isp. How do I get blocked ports to get to my server?

Any help would be most appreciated.

-mh
You can't unless you strike a deal with the ISP.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 10-31-2006, 12:33 PM   #3
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You'll need some kind of dynamic IP service such as dyndns.org or no-ip.com to map the domain to your IP. This should also allow you to port redirection, if Verizon is blocking port 80 for example. As for opening ports on your modem, I suggest you read the manual
 
  


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