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Topic # 201827 5-Sep-2016 16:15
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Hey Guys,

 

 

 

So my work has a requirement for some systems to send data over GPRS etc . To make it fully functional, it needs to be publicly routable.

 

So the system makes an outbound connection to another system, says "this is my IP address" - and then the other system need to initiate TCP sessions back to that IP address.

 

Outbound connection is fine - but coming back in not so much. 

 

Does anyone know what the APN settings etc I need are for getting a routable/non-NAT'd IP address?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, I realise there is a sticky thread at the top of the forum - but it's 10 years old!


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  Reply # 1624110 5-Sep-2016 16:23
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Public APNs blocked for traffic from Web to mobile for security reasons

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  Reply # 1624116 5-Sep-2016 16:33
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If you need such functionality you'll need a private APN or look to establish outbound VPN's from each site to carry traffic.

 

All public APN's block inbound initiated traffic for obvious security reasons, and I'm not sure if any NZ networks offer a public APN that does allow this (Spark did for a while a few years ago).


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  Reply # 1624118 5-Sep-2016 16:35
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Last time I checked 2degrees allowed this using their APN "direct".

EDIT: According to this Spark is the same: https://www.spark.co.nz/help/mobile-data/troubleshooting/spark-apns-and-ip-ranges/

Haven't seen anything to say VF have disabled their one so you ought give it a try.



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  Reply # 1624373 6-Sep-2016 08:32
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sbiddle:

 

If you need such functionality you'll need a private APN or look to establish outbound VPN's from each site to carry traffic.

 

All public APN's block inbound initiated traffic for obvious security reasons, and I'm not sure if any NZ networks offer a public APN that does allow this (Spark did for a while a few years ago).

 

 

 

 

It worked with Spark as mentioned, but for reasons outside my control we had to move to Vodafone, where it doesn't work.


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  Reply # 1624374 6-Sep-2016 08:39
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On Vodafone try 'internet' as the APN.

 

Took so long to get this out of vodafone, by the time we got informed of this I had already set up a connection with Spark using the 'direct.telecom.co.nz' APN and haven't even bothered trying to see if it works.




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  Reply # 1624689 6-Sep-2016 16:22
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internet worked thanks :)


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  Reply # 1624695 6-Sep-2016 16:37
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Very very small pool of IPs so when error 619 happens you know why

Hmm, what to write...
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  Reply # 1624699 6-Sep-2016 16:43
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thecatsgoolies: Very very small pool of IPs so when error 619 happens you know why

 

Well, if more people want to use it than the pool Vodafone has made available then perhaps Vodafone should make the pool bigger





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  Reply # 1624701 6-Sep-2016 16:46
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No 4G access either and it's got a small pool for a reason

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