[Nottingham] Firewall and port issue
gadget.pat at ntlworld.com
Tue Aug 21 12:41:59 BST 2007
James Gibbon wrote:
> You don't say what you're serving from the Windows machine, and
> the last line of your "more info" section seems ambiguous. If
> you're serving web pages from the Windows machine, then you
> can't also serve them on the same port from a different machine
> attached to the same router, and accessible from the outside
> world on the same IP address.
Thanks for the quick reply...
Appologies for the query not being as clear as it could've been. I was
rushing to get to work and only had a short time to get something posted.
OK, let me try to explain again. I have security cams on my house due to
a break in and numerous attempts since. I have a proprietry dvr MS setup
which is rubbish but works inside/ outside the LAN. I have an Opensuse
PC running Zoneminder. This works fine ONLY from within the LAN. I have
read the forums, googled and guessed to the point where everything I
have tried is now a blur and that I am now coming across the same info.
I am needing "new" eyes that may spot that I have missed something
obvious or that I am doing something wrong.
I appreciate that that I will need to learn how to use the apache SW and
learn more about linux and I don't expect to be taught how to use them
on the list. I just need to get this problem resolved so that I can have
a little peace of mind whenever I am away from home. This issue is the
only part stopping me from using the SW in total and I am just
frustrated that I can't solve the issue myself after so much time and
effort. But even I have to admit defeat on this one, so if anyone has a
clue to solving my present issue, I would appreciate the help. Anyway
self indulgent rant over :-)
Setup info (example settings only for obviuos reasons)
Router - Built in firewall and set to DHCP. The IP addresses of the two
dvr PCs are "static" so not affected if LAN is restarted.
MS box - 192.168 0.10 ports 1234 and 2234. These are settings are made
in the router required by the SW and it works fine from inside and
outside my LAN.
Suse box - 192.168.0.11 At present only the IP address is setup as I
don't know what ports to open for apache to serve it's data. This setup
works ONLY from within my LAN. This is where I feel the issue is. Is
there default ports that apache uses? The data would be jpg frames but
I'm pretty certain it is not a ZM issue but rather a port issue not
allowing me to reach the server.
Hopefully this has made it a bit clearer about my issue. Is there a way
to find out what ports the data is coming from (inside the LAN)
specific to the ZM SW? I could then try these ports in the router
settings or is this a stupid idea? Any (positive) ideas/ suggestions
welcome at this point.
Again, appologies for the length of the mail.
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