Networking :: Port Forwarding To Arbitrary Address?
Feb 8, 2010
Is it possible to forward a connection to a port to a completely unrelated external address? For example, I want to redirect ssh traffic to a.b.c.d to w.x.y.z. If w.x.y.z were an internal address and the machine was the router, this would just be plain old NAT port forwarding. But what if w.x.y.z is not an internal address? The reason I want to do this is I want to reassign a domain name example.com from ip address A to B, while allowing users to still ssh into A by using the [URL] domain name. Is this unreasonable? (I am guessing it is unreasonable, since the A wouldn't have it's gateway set to B, as is the case if A were in B's NAT'd internal network.)
Currently my OS is Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Desktop OS and my web server is Apache2. I have a public address 60.x.y.z and my pc local address is 10.x.y.z. I have a web app in my Apache2 which currently run in localhost(10.x.y.z).
I would like to enable the web app so that it could be browse from outside. I know there maybe some port forwarding process and some commands involved in order to do that. But I have no idea on the steps to do that.
I have just set up shorewall on my router running Arch Linux. The external network is on eth0 and the internal network on eth1.I have set it up for masquerading and that works fine and I can open ports to the firewall. But I'm having trouble with port forwarding to my internal machines.The problem I have is that when port 22350 is forwarded to 192.168.1.3 on my local network, checking the port with nmap from a remote computer gives me:
A brief description of my network:It is a small home network consisting of an Ubuntu 10.04LTS server edition, an Iomega ix2 NAS, a WinXP pro server and several family laptops.This is all routed through a Netgear WNDR3300 home router. All are assigned IP's via DHCP and all but the laptops are static (via DHCP though). The WAN address/DNS is assigned via DHCP from my ISP.The problem:When one of the machines is offline, Ubuntu does not resolve the netbios name correctly. No surprise here. But what is happening is that it is finding some arbitrary machine on another network. Below is what a ping to an offline host reveals:
I have a mail server on which I would like to block port 25 on my eth0 for everyone except our external spam filter. the problem is that I want our users to be able to connect via port 10025 which is forwarded to port 25, which then is blocked...
what should I add/change to set up port forwarding of port 1000 to ip 192.168.1.200. also how to get the answer sent by 192.168.1.200 follow the same route used by the data received through port forwarding.
I have a ubuntu 9.10 on my desktop in my office and I have another ubuntu on my home desktop. Both machines are behind a router. I guess many people have already asked the same question: how to remote control the office desktop from my home desktop?Many posts discussed about solving this by setting up ssh and port forwarding. But my situation is that I cannot control the router in my office so I cannot set up any port forwarding for my office desktop. So I guess my question becomes how to remote control my office desktop without setting up any port forwarding on the office router.
I currently use a commercial VPN when working overseas for secure internet access.
I now also need to VNC to a home ubuntu desktop (which runs software 24/7 that I need to periodically check).
When overseas, I use a Ubuntu laptop and an Android tablet.
For the VNC I intend to use an SSH tunnel. So my question is: should I ALSO set up openVPN on the home computer (so I can stop paying for a commercial provider which routes all my traffic twice across the Atlantic...) or is it easier/better to use the SSH tunnel for the secure webbrowsing too? Something like a SOCKS proxy?
We have one linux machine in the office which happens to be an important firewall. I just know the basics and need to make one changeEssentially it is forward mysql traffic to another internal machine.This is the original rule (forward to 22.214.171.124) which is working
I have a CentOS box which is Internet Facing. It has 3 LAN's connected to it which are for virtual machines.
I want to port forward port 445 to a machine on one of the LAN interfaces. I have tried various ways to get it done, but still cannot access that port from the interface. I definately know device hosting port 445 is live, as I can ping it from the CentOS box and use lynx to access it! (It's a web server)
I have two PC's, one with slackware and one with arch, and I am trying to access the web server from the archlinux machine but i haven't manage to do that. The archlinux machine is connect to the internet via the slackware machine via a crossover cable: internet > eth0 (pc1) and ppp0 (the PPPoE connection, pc1) > eth1 (pc1) > eth0 (pc2)
I have a server running debian squeeze and kvm to virtualize a Windoze box. It's setup to use NAT. This is because of limits on the network by the admin and unfortunately, there isn't a way to get around this.
I've setup dynamic port forwarding using Putty, SSH and Firefox.All works well when visiting normal websites (servers listening at port 80). But why can't I visit https websites?Nothing seems to be happening when I visit those.
I'm using a Debian servers, as router/firwall.. I've two ethernet interfaces into the server, one for wan and one for lan. The i use SNAT so my LAN clients can access the internet throgh the debian router. That is working... Now i want to be able to access servers on the LAN site from the WAN site, and i wanna use port address translation (PAT). I have a FTP server running on a lan server, so i'm trying to portward port 21.
When people try to access my FTP from the WAN site, they are redirected to the local FTP server, and they are promted for crendentials, but when the credentials are typed, and the local ftp server should answer the wan request, the connections dies.
The wan clients are being promted for credentials, so they are redirected to the local lan server, but after that the connections dies, so i think there is some kind of nat problem, when the local lan server is trying to respond to the wan request..
I make an application on GNU/Linux which listening on a MULTICAST stream, so I open my unconnected socket, bind it on a MULTICAST address and a port, join the multicast group with the "setsockopt (IP_ADD_MEMBERSHIP)", then I receive datagram on my socket.
Now I've two different instances of the same application that run with their own MULTICAST address and port. And what I found strange is that, after a misconfiguration, I switch the ports, for example:
Emitting on 126.96.36.199/23451 and 188.8.131.52/23452 Receiving on 184.108.40.206/23452 and 220.127.116.11/23451
And my receiving part doesn't care about the MULTICAST address, it looks like the socket is listening on the port number only! I mean that the receiver [18.104.22.168/23452] take its datagrams from emitter [22.214.171.124/23452] and vice-versa!
I have a question regarding port forwarding. I have a fedora server, with two eth cards: eth0 ---> external IP, eth1 ----> LAN IP I use SNAT for connection sharing. I also have an internet domain hosted on this server... let's call it [URL] Anyway, one of our computers in the LAN has some kind of web server on it, which must be accessed from the internet on the port 23700.
So, using iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i eth0 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 23700 -j DNAT --to 192.168.1.25 (the IP of the network computer) Everything works perfectly fine from outside the lan. When I type [URL], I connect to that computer. My problem is that inside the lan, typing [URL] does not work! It only works if I enter it by IP 192.168.1.25:23700 Is there any way to make the server forward my request to that specific computer even if I'm inside the LAN?
I am running Fedora Core 10 and KDE 4.2.1. My KTorrent is having trouble finding online peers lately. I suspect this is a port forwarding issue. I have set up my router to forward port 4444 (UDP) and port 56000 and more (TCP) to my machine's IP address. I have also set my local firewall (system-config-firewall) to allow these ports through.But when I try to test ports 4444 and 56000 via this Open Port Check Tool, it tells me they are closed
I have a script to establish a reverse tunnel with other machine,My problem is to stop the tunnel. If I just kill the PID at sshtunnel.pids, ssh does not release the ports at the server side, so any new connection will fail for several minutes.Is there any way to signal SSH to exit gracefully?
This should be easy but for some reason its not working. I don't have admin rights on one of my local networks to open the firewall for port 80 to make my server accessible remotely (from the internet). I have a remote server (OpenVZ VPS) and I want to port forward so that [url]:8080 will point to my localhost:80 from the internet itself (i can get it to work on the remote VPS server's local network)...
How could I accomplish this? Basically, I am trying to serve webpages from behind a firewall using a VPS as a hub.
would it be possible for anyone to give me step-by-step instructions on how to set up port forwarding on my laptop? I've been using Karmic Koala and just upgraded to Lucid Lynx and not really bothered to port-forward before, so not too sure where to start - googling gives me a lot of terms I don't understand.
I have two nic cards installed in a Lucid LTS server.
eth0 is static using address 192.168.0.235 gateway 192.168.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0
I have my Qwest DSL modem port forwarding port 80 to 192.168.3.235 however this doesn't seem to work if I have both cards running. If I remove the second card (eth1) and reconfigure eth0 to use 192.168.3.235 I can port forward into my webserver.
I have logged into my router and set up port-forwarding on port 22. I can log into the machine fine from a machine on the local network using the machines internal IP but when I try to log on from a remote machine using my router's external IP or my DyDNS host-name I get a message saying "connection refused" or "connection timed out." I have configured port-forwarding on the router and the firewall rules says that port 22 is open but when I nmap my routers external ip it says that only port 23 and 80 are open. I am very new to linux and networking.