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I've been trying for the past 3 days to setup outside access to my development server.

Here's the specs:

I have one cable line coming into a Compaq iPaq Connection Point CP-2E router, aka, a cheapo. It has DHCP enabled, and Virtual Server enabled (which pretty much is port forwarding.) The settings onthe Virtual Server take incoming requests to the Connection Point on port 80 and transfer them to port 80 (the development server).

The WAN IP is The dev server (also the computer that I'm on at the moment) is set as the DMZ, so that the WAN IP is mapped to its network IP of

On the Linux side, I'm running RedHat 7.1 with kernal 2.4.20. The eth0 is set as normal, and access to the internet is fine. The other computer on this network can access the web directory on the dev server just fine by typing in or
The etc/hosts file contains (aside from the defaults): localhost

The ServerName directive in httpd.conf is set to
BindAddress is set to *

netstat -r shows:
Destination: Gateway: Genmask Flags: UGH MSS: 0 Window: 0 irtt:0 Iface: eth0
Destination: Gateway: * Genmask: Flags: U Iface: eth0
Destination: default Gateway: Genmask: Flags: UG IFace: eth0

It should also be noted that I signed up for at, and its set to
Anyone on the network can type in and access the server. Also by the IP address.
The problem is when I ask someone to type in the address from the outside (either or, netstat will show them as connecting to with "SYN_RECV" under "Status". They say it says "Connecting" in the status bar of the browser, but then times out.

I've read a hundred different web pages, read my book cover to cover, and used google so many times they're probably going to block my IP tongue.gif

I figure its something small that Im overlooking, or Ive set something up wrong, any help would be greatly appreciated.
I believe your issue is that isnt pointed properly....
[crash3m@localhost crash3m]$ dig
;; Got SERVFAIL reply from, trying next server

; <<>> DiG 9.2.2 <<>>
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 19670
;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

; IN A

;; AUTHORITY SECTION: 1800 IN SOA 2005524053 10800 1800 604800 1800

;; Query time: 79 msec
;; WHEN: Wed Jul 9 05:05:46 2003
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 1

[crash3m@localhost crash3m]$

Notice there is no 'answer' section, there is something wrong with the dns. You will need to have it corrected with
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