Re: portforwarding question
On Tue, 09 Mar 1999 13:59:19 -0600, email@example.com wrote:
>You are correct in the assumption of using port 8080 below. That is
>exactly what I am doing now, (it works great BTW!). Is 8080 the
Nice for you. I also tried to forward port 80 to an internal host, but I
wasn't as successful. The connection WAS forwarded, but the web server's
reply didn't get thru?! :-(
>correct port to use? Now that 8080 will be in use, can I just start
>pulling ports out of the air for other web services, (that is if I
>had any others)? I am not very "port smart" yet.
In theory, yes. You should NOT use "well-known" ports for this purpose,
however, i.e. those below 1024 and in use by standard services (see
/etc/services for what might be in use by your system.) Another port that
is sometimes used for http is 8888, but you could also use 4711 or 6969.
Just be sure that you don't use ports that are used by other services
running on your external machine.
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