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    Internal connections

    This is a discussion on Internal connections within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Ahh, I understood that as loopback. If I try and access my site on my WAN IP http://90.197.54.229 I get ...

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      Re: Internal connections

      Ahh, I understood that as loopback.

      If I try and access my site on my WAN IP http://90.197.54.229 I get the router login screen. If I type 127.0.0.1 into my browser, I get to see it. I understood that you cannot do the WAN because of NAT, which is possibly where I have mixed my loopback up from.




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      Re: Internal connections

      I have opened port 80 (HTTP web server) for the lan IP address of my camera.
      If you open port 80 too you will probably be able to see your server. However, be aware that anybody on the outside will also be able to 'see' your server, and not just the webpage either!
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      Re: Internal connections

      However, the OP has 2 computers and he wishes to address the Linux one from the XP one by using the wan domain address. He will be able to do that if he opens port 80 for the Linux lan IP address.
      But, security will be compromised!

      Far safer to address it by the lan IP address.
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      Re: Internal connections

      Thanks. So loopback is an annoying omission because if I want to access my local server from a wireless device I need to have two sets of settings for
      home and away. I wonder if there's any way to work around this?

      (n.b. I'd already opened port 80 and that hasn't solved the problem).

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      Re: Internal connections

      ??? Wifi has nothing to do with this problem.
      If you want to address your Linux box by its domain name then open port 80 inbound for the Linux box only.
      Else address your Linux box by its lan IP address i.e. http://192.168.n.n!
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