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Old 02-03-2005, 05:51 AM   #1
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Connecting to Linux machine from outside source...

Greetings everyone, please excuse my "newbie'ness" on this question as i am at a slight roadblock on this matter.

I have recently set up a development server for our coldfusion use, we would like to be able to gain access to this server from outside of the office via: FTP, HTTP (Viewing) and SSH. This isnt for use as a Production Web Server for selling hosting account, simply for showing the work to clients before release and the ability to update etc from outside of office.

The server is running Red Hat Enterprise ES 3. Relivent services/software running at present are, Apache, MySQL, Coldfusion, Plesk. All of the FTP, HTTP SSH are working fine over the local network. So just wondering whats need to provide access from outside IP's (if pos specific IP access)

edit: We are on a fixed ip address

Thanx in advance.


Last edited by Geepak; 02-03-2005 at 05:58 AM.
Old 02-03-2005, 06:02 AM   #2
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I'm guessing you are running that all from behind a router, you say "on the local network" so I'm going to assume your IPtables (built in firewall) is not going to be an issue because other boxes are able to access it locally, meaning the firewall isn't blocking those ports. So, onto the suggestion:
Setup the router to assign port forwarding to the Redhat Server box's IP. You can find out the IP by typing into a console:
And look at the IP associated with the interface connected to your router (something like eth0 or eth1 depending on your setup).

Setting up the router to do the port forwarding will be different on each brand, check out the documentation that came with the router to figure out how to enable and setup Port Forwarding. You might find a manual on line, possibly at the manufacterers website in the "support" section.



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