Bey Re: Portt forwarding from my router Home LAN

By defender
Mar 14, 2006
  1. Hi, I was just wnodering if someone could tell me how the router distinguishes beteen HTTP Request packets and Response packets, basically when I set up my router to port forward incoming traffic on port 80 directly to my comp on our internal home LAN, and what if I wanted to host a web site (XP Pro IIS5.1) on my other comp how would I set up the router???

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    It doesn't.. Routers don't know anything about data transfer protocols. Your router simply keeps track of TCP connections and doesn't give a damn whether the protocol inside the connection is HTTP or FTP or whatever.

    In order to host a web server, all you have to do is to forward the web port.
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    I would look at apache server runs as stand alone and will not take up lots of resources
    don't run it as a service??
    your config will need the ip that your isp has you on do a ip lookup
    you will need to open a port up or use no-ip type of service if your ip is not static enough
    your address will look like this **.**.**.**:8080 <---thats the port I have used you can use others
    if you one your own domain name
    config apache for this to
    and reg the ip with your domain name host I use network solutions
    so now it will look like
  4. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    I find for hosting a web server with a dynamic IP that works like a charm. You will of course have to make sure port 8080 is open(or whatever port you use). However if you are using ICS (internet connection sharing) on LAN as i do some ports need to be opened twice etc which took me weeks to figure out. I can provide help for this if needed.

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