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Namaja59
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HELP!! i can't get my BT Infinity to forward port 80 to my webserver?

Hey Guys 🙂 ,

 

I need HELP!

 

I have recently set up a webserver on my PC,

 

I then switched from a work line to BT Infinity, and i forwarded Port 80 but then when i visit my IP it dosnt load.

 

Ive trided disableing my firewall and still nothing

 

(Im using Apache)

 

It does work on localhost and internally.

 

 

Please help.

 

Nate

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Namaja59
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Re: HELP!! i can't get my BT Infinity to forward port 80 to my webserver?

Cmon guys please help 😞

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Message 3 of 12

Re: HELP!! i can't get my BT Infinity to forward port 80 to my webserver?

Have you tried testing using the "shields up" website, it will confirm your IP and tell you what ports are open.

 

Shields UP: https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

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Namaja59
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Re: HELP!! i can't get my BT Infinity to forward port 80 to my webserver?

It says port 80 is open 😕

 

Does BT block port 80 or summin??????

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Re: HELP!! i can't get my BT Infinity to forward port 80 to my webserver?

If the port is showing as open, then it can see your web server.
If BT had blocked port 80 then it would have shown as "stealth"

See how far "shields up" can see, by working back from your web server device (PC?), and blocking the port step-by-step.

Have you noted the IP address given by shields-up, and then tried to access you web server using that address?

From what I can see, Infinity must have an Internet Routable address. A WAN address between the VHDSL modem and the home hub. And finally your local IP address assigned by the hub.

Is it possible that you are confusing the Internet address, with the WAN address, which is what the hub is probably reporting.

Are you using a dynamic DNS service like DYNDNS?
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Namaja59
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Re: HELP!! i can't get my BT Infinity to forward port 80 to my webserver?

All fixed,

 

thanks for the help... i got my mate to try and connect to my ip and it work!!!

 

seams like i can't view my server vie my outside ip on my internet... but others can on the outside ip ^_^

 

thanks for your help... (off to try and get mysql working.... :-S)

 

Thanks

 

Nate,

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Message 7 of 12

Re: HELP!! i can't get my BT Infinity to forward port 80 to my webserver?

Good. It can be a bit difficult to check from outside you own network.

I usually test using a mobile broadband dongle, or my HTC phone`s portable hotspot. Any of these will provide a separate Internet connection for testing inward.
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ZZDave
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Re: HELP!! i can't get my BT Infinity to forward port 80 to my webserver?

This appears to be a general problem with the Home Hub 3 - it doesn't support "NAT Loopback", which would enable you to "see" your internal server(s) from "outside" your own private network.

 

This is particularly irritating, as the underlying 'Thompson Speedtouch' router it seems to be based on, is perfectly able to do this with a really simple telnet command line addition:

 

ip config natloopback=enabled

saveall

 

You don't seem to be able to get into the telnet interface to add this, nor to put it into the backup/restore file which is encoded/encrypted.

 

Bad!

 

ZZDave

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maksw
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Message 9 of 12

Re: HELP!! i can't get my BT Infinity to forward port 80 to my webserver?

Has anyone ever managed to get around this? I've just hit this problem myself - and it's incredibly frustrating to not be able to hit my dyndns names from within my own internal network, it means I can't actually test the websites I'm running.

 

Is it naive to expect anyone from BT to see/respond to these forums at all?

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Re: HELP!! i can't get my BT Infinity to forward port 80 to my webserver?


@maksw wrote:

Has anyone ever managed to get around this? I've just hit this problem myself - and it's incredibly frustrating to not be able to hit my dyndns names from within my own internal network, it means I can't actually test the websites I'm running.

 

Is it naive to expect anyone from BT to see/respond to these forums at all?


There are several ongoing threads referring to the loopback facility (here and here) - we are aware of this issue and it is being investigated, with all updates being provided on one of these two threads.

 

Cheers

Dean
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