kubuntu-users at thefletchers.net
Thu Feb 7 13:06:21 UTC 2008
At 12:35 07/02/2008, you wrote:
>Just turn the firewall of will not help. 99% of all home routers will use
>Network Address Translation (NAT) and Port Address Translation (PAT)
>i.e. you got one external/public ip-address on the router and an
>on your computer. So if you want to access your computer from internet you
>need to translate the external ip and port in the router to your
>computers ip and
>port. It should be something like "port forward" in the router that
>you need to configure.
Got to be careful here, I think. I'm no expert, but on my router
which is a fairly old Belkin model, as I recall it says in the config
pages that you can only do port forwarding if you have a fixed IP
address from the ISP.
If I was to tell it a lie to get port forwarding to operate, would I
end up screwing myself by stopping the router asking for DHCP service
from the ISP? I guess it has to do that.
If the OP has a fixed IP address then no problem, but if not be
careful is what I'm saying.
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