Linux (ServerName <router pub. IP>) receives, but ignores requests from outside firewall. Conf prob?
Jun 4th, 2001 19:08
Jc Imbeault, Mik Lamming,
Your PC has a private (non-routable) IP address. The IP addresses in the
range 192.168.x.x are for private use and cannot be seen by people on
the Big Internet. I have a feeling you a using a cable modem or DSL
line. For example if you are using a DSL line with a router type modem,
the modem itself is assigning this IP address to you, maybe through
In order for your pages to be viewable people have to know what your
"real" IP address is. If your ISP doesn't gives you a static IP
address then use that instead of 192.168.1.4. If they don't then things
are more difficult. You'll have to find out what the IP address of your
firewall or router-modem is and use that (your firewall has two IP
addresses, one like your is a private 192.168.x.x address (probably
192.168.1.1) and cannot be seen by people on the Internet. The other is
the external IP and *can* be seen by people on the Internet (e.g.
126.96.36.199); that the one you want to give people so they can access
Unfortunately that IP address of your router-modem is probably only a
DHCP temporary address, it probably changes every few days or so. This
means that your web server's address will also change every few days. So
if you wanted to have a server that's always viewable you're out of
luck. People will only be able to find you if you keep posting your new
address everytime it changes.
To make matters even more difficult your firewall is probably performing
NAT also. This is another topic that I don't quite want to get into, but
let's just say you'll have to add a NAT entry in the firewall to
redirect any requests for port 80 on the firewall's pulic IP to port 80
on your server (192.168.1.4).
Hope this helps!