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    How to make ip address public?


    Im on verizon and having problems accesing my site from my friends computer, so im thinking my IP is private, How can I make it public so world wide can access my site?

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    Linux User yourname3232's Avatar
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    If Verizon assigned you a private IP then there is nothing you can do about it.

    But if your WAN IP is not private then look into port forwarding (assuming that you are behind a router)
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    I did port forwarding and they do block port 80 here so I made port 81 and it is open I checked with shields up.

    I went to zoneedit and added webforward http://absolutelyreef.com:81 both www and absolutelyreef.com

    I added static nat to enable 192.168.1.47 and add my service tdp 81

    I changed apache to listen to port 81

    I can access my site but no one else can so what the heck is the problem what am I doing wrong here?

    /etc/hosts file what should I put here?

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    I can, when I clicked your link I was redirected
    http://absolutelyreef.com:81/apache2-default/

    so it seems to be working to me

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    I think my site is working now but I cant see it.. Strange..
    I have to typ my lan address..

    Can anyone check to see?
    http://www.absolutelyreef.com:81
    http://absolutelyreef.com:81

    Also is there a way that I can use either port 80? or redirect so you dont have to put :81 at the end? Like a proxy server or something on my linux?


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    I tried it (http://absolutelyreef.com:81) but all I got was a "couldn't find..." message.

    What IP address did you get displayed when visiting the http://grc.com (Shields Up!)?? There you can see what IP address you have. The 192.168.1.47 is a local IP address (reserved for LAN only).

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    Both of these addresses work for me. Good job.
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    I can't get to it (9/5/08 4:38 est)
    If you got into it with your LAN address that makes me think it's private.

    Oh, I got to it without designating port 81. Says it's hacked.

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