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Question routing external ip to local ip
Hey,

I'm running a few servers on a dedicated server which is connected to the same router as this computer and my router (like most) wont allow me to connect using my external ip only the internal one. So my question essentially is how can you route a connection attempt from this computer to my external ip to be routed to the dedicated servers local ip?

Thanks in advance.
09-09-2009 03:46 AM
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RE: routing external ip to local ip
Kossu Wrote:Hey,

I'm running a few servers on a dedicated server which is connected to the same router as this computer and my router (like most) wont allow me to connect using my external ip only the internal one. So my question essentially is how can you route a connection attempt from this computer to my external ip to be routed to the dedicated servers local ip?

Thanks in advance.

I don't think that is possible.
09-09-2009 05:38 AM
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RE: routing external ip to local ip
The router will always use the local ip instead of the external ip, others have to join by the external ip.

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09-09-2009 07:23 AM
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RE: routing external ip to local ip
The issue is for security. Your router sees an internal IP trying to accesses your outbound port. Since this can be use by an outsider to spoof at an insider, the connection is dropped. (This is one of several explanations.)

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09-09-2009 08:30 AM
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RE: routing external ip to local ip
Mooga Wrote:The issue is for security. Your router sees an internal IP trying to accesses your outbound port. Since this can be use by an outsider to spoof at an insider, the connection is dropped. (This is one of several explanations.)

Yeh, hence why I originally was trying to figure a way to route traffic on this computer alone to change external to internal ip.

I know this can be done using NAT but is a pain in the balls.
09-09-2009 04:28 PM
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RE: routing external ip to local ip
You can directly forward your external IP to an internal computer (Given your router has this feature... most do NOT). However, you would then need a second IP to give to the rest of your internal network. This means you would need to buy another IP address from your ISP if they offer it.

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09-10-2009 12:47 AM
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