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Old 12-30-2005, 12:20 AM   #1
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Need help with simple problem....I hope


Hey there,
I am new to this forum and also very new to linux. I run a web radio station and recently had to acquire my own server. Since my administrator is no longer with us I have decided to take on the task of getting things set up. The problem i am having is i need to have a couple of ports opened up and not sure how to do this. is there a general way to open up ports? My server is running Fedora linux version 3. Please help. Thank you.
 
Old 12-30-2005, 10:44 AM   #2
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Typically the process is something like this:
- Start the application.
- If the app uses libwrap, make entries to hosts.allow and hosts.deny as needed.
- Modify and reload iptables ruleset as needed.
- Allow access at any perimeter firewall.
 
Old 12-30-2005, 11:56 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by stickman
Typically the process is something like this:
- Start the application.
- If the app uses libwrap, make entries to hosts.allow and hosts.deny as needed.
- Modify and reload iptables ruleset as needed.
- Allow access at any perimeter firewall.
My read of the original post tells me that he will not understand this.....

how do you do the things you mention---or where would one look for info?
how do your suggestions relate to "opening a port"
 
Old 01-05-2006, 03:47 PM   #4
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Yes, the process that I posted was "in general", but I would think that each step contains enough keywords for him to search on. With a few quick Google searches and reading the man pages, he should be able to accomplish each step. There are many places that a port can be opened, and without specifics on the application and where connectivity is failing, it would be difficult to determine where the port is still closed.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 06:43 PM   #5
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Thank you very guys and the both of you were actually right. I did some investigation based on the response i got from you guys and was actually able to figure out the problem. We started the application and even though it was listening on a particular port, the port was still closed only to find out that it's being deliberately blocked by the ISP. Using another port solve the problem. Thanks again guys.
 
  


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