From: Brian O'Donoghue (Brian.ODonoghue at domain kbs.ie)
Date: Thu 27 Jun 2002 - 16:00:58 IST
Some thing quite funny 'if you are someone else that is' just happened to
I spent oh I don't know 6 maybe 7 hours trying 'and failing' to get port
forwarding to work in Linux 2.4.19 and eventually 2.2.19 with iptables and
The funny thing is that the router I was trouble shooting has two nics... so
I connected my laptop to eth1 and made a 192.168.0.0/24 network between the
laptop and eth1... spuriously I searched on the internet for how to make
port forwarding work.... I even published most of my iptables config file
under a pseudonym...... laugh, the funny part is that when at 1:30am I
finally decided that port forwarding was not going to work and that I would
have to find some way of blaming eircom for the fact that the nt mail server
wouldn't ever be contacted by the eircom server because the Linux box was
not doing the port forwarding I in a fit of dejected madness decided to
throw myself on Ilug's mercy and decry my noobieness in the hopes that the
gods of necromancy would take pity on me.
I tried to telnet into my slackware box from my doze machine
'Damn I thought nothing to do but pour water over the router and claim the
upstairs toilet had leaked', when it occured to me that if I couldn't
telenet the box that perhaps, just perhaps there was a reason other than
broken software for my lack of port fowarding.
Slowly I looked at the back of my router... and yes... I have just spent 7
hours attempting to get port forwarding working with my crossover cable
connected to the nic that should have been on the lan.
And the moral of the story is... if you can't get port forwarding
working....blame someone else.
Mystically this morning I enabled port forwarding this morning while my boss
was overseeing and held my breath... it work, the gods of windows banishing
necromancy had smiled on me all I can say is PHEW.
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