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Old 06-01-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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Allow access to my PC


I apologize for the newbie question. Networking is very much a mystery to me.

I have Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 on my home PC. I want a friend to be able to access my machine port 8000 so they can access my Oracle Ebusiness suite.

What do I need to do to set this?

Thanks a lot in advance.
 
Old 06-01-2011, 12:05 PM   #2
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in summary, youŽll need to install a dynamic dns tool so that your system updates a dns entry. then your friend will be able to access your system without knowing your IP address.
I'm assuming your ISP is changing your IP address every few days like 99% of the providers.
dyndns.org is one I've used before, but there are several others http://www.dyndns.com/

then when your friends accesses that address, he'll be accessing your home router, and not your PC.
So next thing to do is configure your router to redirect inbound traffic on port 8000 to your PC.
It would be a good idea that the IP address of your PC stays the same (no dhcp, but fixed IP) so that you don't need to edit this all the time!
This is all specific to your Internet router model.

now traffic will be knocking on port 8000 of your laptop, so firewall should be open for this.

This is a very general architecture, I suggest you try this, and if you hit problems, ask specific questions.

You'll also need to think about securing the whole thing, otherwise, you'll end up with a hacked Oracle server, and you don't want this!
 
Old 06-01-2011, 12:11 PM   #3
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I apologize for the newbie question
Ehrm...that does not qualify as a newbe question to me anymore...

Okay...just looked up what you have there. If it is a "dashboard" - as in a web based thing - I suggest stetting up a separate server for that. Migrate database and application over there and harden (make more secure) it to be accessed publicly...

Alternatevly, set up a web server on your machine. But, that's putting a lot of strain on the machine.

This is just an introductary set of hints...but, in general, for me it is a "not clever" idea to allow someone straight access to my PC...

Watching this interesting thread further with you

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