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Old 10-29-2007, 04:14 PM   #1
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Question Problem with port forwarding

Here's the setup : I have got 2 LANS ( lets call them external and internal )

Router A:
eth1 - ( connects to external LAN )
eth0 - ( connects to internal LAN )

I have a webserver running on the internal LAN machine (IP: on port 8080 and would like it to be accessible from network by some kind of natting. I went through lots of guides and finally came up with the solution :

iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i eth1 -p tcp --dport 8080 -j DNAT --to ( or --to )
iptables -A FORWARD -i eth1 -o eth0 -p tcp -d --dport 8080 -j ACCEPT
But surprisingly this is not working. when I do telnet on 8080 port of , I get a "connection refused". Can somebody please help me to find out where I might have gone wrong ?

Thanks in advance...
Old 10-29-2007, 05:01 PM   #2
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You need to put this in front of all your FORWARD rules:
iptables -A FORWARD -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT


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