home networking; ping Glassfish

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Tue Nov 4 10:06:51 UTC 2014

On Mon, Nov 03, 2014 at 10:26:48PM +0000, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> thufir wrote:
> > Will, or should, the router find the server, through its hostname?  Do I 
> > need something like dnsmasq?  I'm trying to run the simplest possible 
> > server with Glassfish.
> No, you will need to instruct your router that incoming requests that
> you expect to arrive at your glassfish server (presumably those on
> port 80) need to go to the host running glassfish. Exactly how you do
> this varies from router to router, but the configuration is known as
> 'port forwarding' - you forward traffic hitting a particular port on
> your router to a particular (and perhaps different) port on a host
> behind it.
In some routers (like my Draytek Vigor) you *also* have to open up the
firewall as well as setting the port forwarding.

Chris Green

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