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NetGear DG834 and Port Forwarding

HepaT1c
Dabbler
Posts: 22
Registered: 30-07-2007

NetGear DG834 and Port Forwarding

Hope someone can help here, but i'm having trouble with my new router and apache....

Just installed my router and all is fine except port forward to my locally held webpages. I use no-ip to forward to my routers' address, and have a port forward to the PC that holds the web pages >>

# Enable Service Name Action LAN Server IP address WAN Users Log
1 HTTP ALLOW always 192.168.0.2 Any Never


if i type the PC's IP address in the browser it works fine, yet when i try to connect via the url OR my plusnet IP it trys to send me to the routers setup pages? Any idea why the port forward isn't working?
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NetGear DG834 and Port Forwarding

This is the way many routers function.

Most routers do not apply port forwarding rules to connections originating from within the LAN segment, only that of the WAN.

The best advice is to get somebody external to your network to test it.

In many cases, there may be a firewall rules to remove. This is usualy in place to prevent the WAN segment from accessing your router setup pages.

Testing from here shows no connection is possible to your server.
HepaT1c
Dabbler
Posts: 22
Registered: 30-07-2007

NetGear DG834 and Port Forwarding

Thats exactly my point tho, why can you not connect to the site? I had a friend check earlier who had the same problem. I have deliberatly disabled the firewall to find out if it was that messing it up, and it makes no difference.
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NetGear DG834 and Port Forwarding

hepatic.plus.com gives me the standard Apache screen. So I assume that it is working.
HepaT1c
Dabbler
Posts: 22
Registered: 30-07-2007

NetGear DG834 and Port Forwarding

hepatic.plus.com should take you to a plain black menu screen, hepatic.no-ip.org should be the apache welcome screen, unless i have really screwed things up Cheesy
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NetGear DG834 and Port Forwarding

http://www.hepatic.plus.com (your PlusNet provided webspace) is the black menu screen.

http://hepatic.plus.com (your home connection) is the apache screen.

Sorry for the confusion there.
HepaT1c
Dabbler
Posts: 22
Registered: 30-07-2007

NetGear DG834 and Port Forwarding

cool, cheers for that. I'm assuming then that hepatic.plus.com/friends now works and gives a picture gallery of some of my mates? If so i'll leave it all as-is.

although i never knew that by dropping the www took you to my own pc rather than plusnet.... :lol:
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NetGear DG834 and Port Forwarding

http://hepatic.plus.com/friends works fine Smiley

Being able to "drop the http" is known as rDNS. Basically username.plus.com resolves to your IP address. So if you're running a webserver, and have the correct ports forwarded, you can goto http://username.plus.com and it will goto your webserver.
HepaT1c
Dabbler
Posts: 22
Registered: 30-07-2007

NetGear DG834 and Port Forwarding

thanks for that, never knew about that at all. Makes life so much easier when i run outta space on plusnet

:lol:
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NetGear DG834 and Port Forwarding

'Being able to "drop the http" is known as rDNS.'

:!:

I thought rDNS was resolving an IP address to a host name -- ie the "reverse" (hence the "r" in "rDNS") of the normal DNS process of resolving from a name to an address. In itself nothing to do with HTTP.
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Registered: 05-04-2007

NetGear DG834 and Port Forwarding

Yes, that is correct task.

Thomas
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NetGear DG834 and Port Forwarding

Sorry, I should have clarified my point. I was trying to explain that you can change your hostname (username.plus.com) to a number of different things. Obviously I didn't do that too well Smiley