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Old 04-06-2005, 08:12 AM   #1
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Problem with Port forwarding :(

hi there!
Something is wrong. I am not able to forward my ports to some others server's different port. My idea is, i am using a gateway, which has two NIC. ( eth0 X.X.12.106; eth1 X.X.12.108 ). etho is connected with internet. i have a webserver running behind my gateway which IP is X.X.12.109.
All i need is, my webserver will run on a different port. suppose 90 ( instead of 80 ). so, when some one will try for ( X.X.12.109 ), my gateway server will automatically redirect them to ( X.X.12.109:90 ).

i have used the following method. but due to some reason it failed.

/sbin/iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp -i eth0 -d --dport 80 -j DNAT --to

/sbin/iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp -i eth1 -d --dport 80 -j DNAT --to

Can anybody help me?
thanx in advance.
Old 04-06-2005, 10:37 AM   #2
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First off, it doesn't help to x out your IP address, I don't know why people do this, it makes no sense and only compounds on the problem as the reader has to start mentally wrangling with what's going on.

However, I find it funny that later on you copy and paste the actual IP, good job!

I also find it funny that no one does a search on this subject to begin with. However, with the slow-ass search that's going on right now, I don't blame you.

So, much like monkeys who fling poo, I will continue to fling this answer out:

So, here's the example of port forwarding using iptables.

I have an internal server on port, running apache on port 80. I want to be able to reach it via port 81 from my gateway computer.

/sbin/iptables -t nat -I PREROUTING -p tcp -d --dport 81 -j DNAT --to

You also have to do:

/sbin/iptables -I FORWARD -p tcp -d --dport 80 -j ACCEPT

Good Luck.
Old 04-06-2005, 02:16 PM   #3
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Yeah, what he said..

I don't have any problems with port forwarding because I use a telenet web based setup that's really easy to use. You just add the ports and their protocols and you're away with it.


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