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Old 11-05-2003, 09:30 PM   #1
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Question Net Conncetion / Router / Firewall Help

I am in a temporary apartment for the next few months, and I am trying to set up an ftp / web server on my box. I am not sure what kind of connection to the net I have, although I suspect a cable modem shared with a few apartments. Physically there is just a LAN jack in the wall by the cable coax plug. I have asked the management about what kind of connection / setup they have here, and they are all clueless. I am fairly sure it's a cable modem because runing any tracert shows up going thruogh cox communicatios somwhere shortly upline, and Cox is all about cable here in Oklahoma City. Is there a way I can probe to find out what router / firewall is in my connection, and if so, how to set it up to port forward? Thanks In Advance

Old 11-05-2003, 10:10 PM   #2
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Cox Cable here in Stillwater blocks all incoming port 80 (and probably 21, 25, etc) requests to home users. You either have to set it up on another port, or buy a business account.
Old 11-06-2003, 12:18 PM   #3
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If your computers ip address is 192.168.x.x 10.x.x.x or 172.16-31.x.x then
you are behind a connection sharing system.

The device doing NAT is probably the first hop you see in a tracert.
You can then look if it has a web or telnet interface.
You will need the managements permission before messing with their equipment of course.

Alternativly, try to make friends with the maintainance man and see if you can get a look at the equipment.


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