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Old 10-24-2003, 02:15 AM   #1
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cant access my machine? any ideas?


I don't know if this is possible but I live in an apartment community where my cable jack has a cat-5 connection on the jack as well. therefore I do not have access to the router at all. I amtrying to make it possible to access my machine from the outside world running red hat 5 and the high speed provider is Time Warner RR. any ideas??

p.s. I have already tried turning off /etc/rc.d/init.d/iptables stop to turn off proxies but that doesnt help.

p.p.s. here is the output from ifconfig eth0 if that helps at all:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:39:BC:83F
inet addr:192.168.1.176 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:6864 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1077 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:1741583 (1.6 Mb) TX bytes:137768 (134.5 Kb)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xdf40 Memory:ff9ff000-ff9ff038
 
Old 10-24-2003, 03:09 AM   #2
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My best guess is the router has a built in firewall which blocks the connection. Would seem like a prudent thing to do for a central router in an apartment complex. Unless the owner is willing to open a port for you, there isn't much you can do.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 03:14 AM   #3
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My best guess is the router has a built in firewall which blocks the connection. Would seem like a prudent thing to do for a central router in an apartment complex. Unless the owner is willing to open a port for you, there isn't much you can do.
If I were to contact them I wish to know what I am talking about. If you don't mind elaborating, this opening a port for me, is this just the act of configuring a port on the router that redirects to my 192.168.X.X address? Is there any documentation on how to approach this, please keep in mind I have no idea what kind of router they are using. Thanks for you help

Jeff Smith
 
Old 10-24-2003, 08:09 AM   #4
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It's not complicated at all JSmith.. and most routers support it. What you need to do is ask the manager to set up "Port Forwarding" for all requests on port x<80 for websites, what are you trying to acess from outside?> to port x at your computers IP.

So for example, if you IP behind the router is 192.168.1.101 and you want to serve a website, you would ask for "port forwarding on port 80 to 192.168.1.101". You have to also enable that same port on your home PC to allow the request to get through.

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Old 10-24-2003, 11:48 AM   #5
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Thanks for your input LBB, but would I have to have them forward every port that I want people to access from the outside world? IE ssh, ftp, http, and I'm trying to run a squirrelmail webmail server. Thanks for your help!

Jeff Smith
 
Old 10-24-2003, 04:17 PM   #6
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Yes, you would have to have ports 20(ftp), 22(ssh), and 80(http) open and being forwarded. I'm afraid I'm not too familar with mail servers, but I'm assuming you'd need at least port 25 for smtp

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