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From "Leif W" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] ot: help needed on multiple domain root directories ver 1.3.28 Win32
Date Wed, 24 Sep 2003 23:16:51 GMT
Slightly off-topic.

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jonas Eckerman" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 5:00 PM
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] help needed on multiple domain root directories
ver 1.3.28 Win32

> > On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 15:40:00 +0900, Webmaster wrote:
> >
> > per dyndns instructions. Both hosts appear to be accessible
> > externally, but internally I can't see the second vhost.
> Most home NAT router's can not handle it when you try to connect
> from the inside to the outside IP of the router and back inside again.
> Technically it'd a rather simple thing to get a router to do, but most
> of them don't anyway. Don't know why.

Happen to know of a way to get Linux kernel 2.4 to do this with iptables or

> I din't know if there are any DNS proxies that can be used for this
> as well. The nicest alternative would be a local DNS proxy (or a
> simple caching server) wich check's it's own hosts file before
> asking the real DNS system. Wouldn't be suprised if someone had
> made such a thing.

dnsmasq in Linux was designed for use on a box that does IP masquerading
(NAT), to provide DNS services locally (loading from the NAT's /etc/hosts
and an optional extra hosts file, and optional reading from DHCP leases
files), performing DNS responses or forwarding of requests and caching of

> Or, you could exchange the little NAT router for an old PC running
> OpenBSD and set that up so accessing the local machine with the
> external IP address works fine. :-)

Never used OpenBSD, but used FreeBSD and that would work well too, but that
might be overkill.  Using Debian GNU/Linux, which does the job well enough,
on an old 486-100MHz.  :)

> Regards
> /Jonas
> -- 
> Jonas Eckerman,

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