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Old 02-16-2008, 04:11 PM   #1
Hyden P Lainsite
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DNS Help Setting Up a Testing Server at Home

I have an old beast I setup as a testing server. I'm running Apache on port 8082. It took a while to get the router to forward other ports. Could not get it to work on port 80 so that is why I set it up on port 8082. I want to setup a domain on the server just to make things easier.

I think I have part of the equation setup but I'm not sure what else I need to setup.

I have a domain reserved. I have nameservers setup that point to my home IP address. The domain is setup to use those nameservers. I can't set the nameservers to use a specific port.

How do I tell the home router that when something comes in from that domain it is supposed to forward it to the Test Server? It works fine if I use an IP address with the port. My guess is that there needs to be some association on the router with the name and the port it is supposed to forward to but I don't see anyway to do that with the software this router is running.

Ideas? Suggestions? What should I look into/do?
I always appreciate any help given.
Old 02-17-2008, 02:34 PM   #2
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your router will play no part in it at all. if you ping your domain name and get that resolved to the IP address you were using before, then that's working, nothing else to it. note that you really need to be doing this from outside your local network, not inside. that also may well be a reason you had problems with using port 80 normally.. were you hitting the *public* ip on port 80 and probably getting the router config page instead?


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