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From Tony Karakashian <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] connection refused
Date Fri, 25 Feb 2005 15:38:37 GMT
> I have a dynamic ip address and port 80 is blocked.  I have set my dell
> true mobile wireless router to forward all http to my 192.168.2.X using
> port 81.  I have enabled port 81 in my services file.  I have set the
> apache httpd.conf to listen to port 80-81 and 8080.

Can you telnet into port 81 from the outside and get a response?  I
usually just do a "Get index.html" just to see if I get an error.

> My router is forwarding requests because I have also enables telnet and
> can access my server from external locations.
> Any suggestions?

Yes, stop using telnet on the Internet and use SSH. ;-)  If you've got
external telnet enabled on your router, you're an open book to even
the worst of the script-kiddies.  If your router doesn't support
direct SSH, then enable SSH on an internal machine, and have the
router forward it back to that machine.  Once you've SSHed into an
internal machine, you can telnet in to the internal IP of your router
over your internal wire, which'll be a little more secure.


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