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Topic # 110990 22-Oct-2012 09:16 Send private message

Excuse me if this is a dumb question. But if i set up a web server on my home machine (let's say listening on port 8080), can anyone on the Internet connect to it or does the ISP block incoming connections/ports???


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  Reply # 704554 22-Oct-2012 09:18 Send private message

No reason why they would.

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  Reply # 704561 22-Oct-2012 09:33 Send private message

Assuming you are behind a NAT router then you would need to forward a port from there for it to be visible from the outside world.

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  Reply # 704591 22-Oct-2012 10:51 Send private message

I would need to arrange the forwarding with Telstra or my domestic router?

edit: think this is what i need... (airport port forwarding instructions)

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  Reply # 704594 22-Oct-2012 11:00 Send private message

It's nothing to do with TelstraClear. You simply configure the port forwarding in your router.

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  Reply # 704695 22-Oct-2012 17:55 Send private message

My intention is not to be rude - but, you're asking these types of questions, plus plan on setting up a web server. What kind of computer knowledge do you have?

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  Reply # 704697 22-Oct-2012 18:01 Send private message

Very good question. Once you setup a server and forward incoming connections you are responsible for making sure it's safe. And that involves quite a bit of work really...

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  Reply # 704705 22-Oct-2012 18:45 Send private message

What kind of computer knowledge do you have?

shed loads, but i've never had to deal directly with NAT before.

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