[ubuntu-uk] open/forward port 5500 (for gitso)

Michael G Fletcher michael at ilovemylinux.com
Fri Apr 17 18:03:28 BST 2009

On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 3:29 PM, doug livesey <biot023 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi -- there was a thread recently during the course of which someone
> recommended gitso, and several people appeared to be converted on the spot!
> I'm after following the advice there, now, but am stuck on the bit where I'm
> supposed to "open/forward" port 5500.
> Basically, I haven't a clue how to.
> Could someone advise me on how they did it / where I should look to learn?
> Thanks,

Basic instructions - I did this for the a sky router, but hopefully
will be vaguely similar for any other one.

1 - Log into your router's administration site

2 - Look for something relating to "services"

3 - Add a new service, if it asks for a beginning and end port, you
can just select 5500 for both.

4 - If you are using DNS to assign IP addresses to your local network,
you may want to check this section and try to reserve an IP address
for the machine you want to use Gitso on - this will mean that the
firewall will use the same IP address to send the gitso information

5 - Go to the firewall rules.  Add an outbound rule for the service
you created previously.  Add an incoming rule for the service and
point it towards the internal LAN IP address that you have reserved
for the machine you are going to give support from.

6 - Save and apply settings.

Remember when giving support, the person needs to use your IP address
that is your connection to the internet.  this can be found by either
looking at the routers status / connection page, or visiting a site
such as http://whatsmyip.org/ - this IP address might change if your
router re-connects.

If all else fails, I could use gitso to help you out - hehe

Michael Fletcher

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