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    Default Need help setting up port forwarding for my Spinneret

    I loaded in MikeG's server program which works great locally on my network. Now I am trying to access it outside of my network.

    Here's the details- Frontier (formally Verizon) DSL using a Westell 7500 DSL Modem / Router
    Using "whatsmyip" website I come up with 50.103.18.208
    I have my Spinneret set for 192.168.1.120 port 5000

    Where I get stuck is configuring my router for port forwarding.

    Here's a series of screenshots:

    First it asks me to select a service or rule
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    from this long pull down list:
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    I selected to make a new rule and named it Webserver. I assigned it to port 5000 as you can see in the last screenshot. I don't know what they mean by "Base Host Port" so I put in 5000
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    So I try to connect through my Android phone and it comes up with web page not available. It is still ive if anyone wants to try it.

    Any suggestions?

    Don M

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    Default Re: Need help setting up port forwarding for my Spinneret

    It works for me. I get a "Hello World" page and an LED page. The LED on:off thing doesn't seem to do anything, though.

    -Phil

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    Hmmm. Thanks Phil. I haven't done much else with the webpage code yet. Was going through Mike's excellent tutorial.

    Wonder why it won't work on my Android phone and tablet....

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    Did you remember to put the ":5000" after the IP address?
    -Phil

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    Yes. Exactly as you have it. No go.

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    Maybe your wireless service blocks non-standard ports.

    -Phil

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    Worked fine from my Netbook running Ubuntu w/ Netscape, worked from my iPad w/ Safari BUT it did not work from my iPhone with Safari. The Netbook is on my home network and the iPhone is being stubborn tonight and going 3G. My iPhone just connected to WiFi and it still gets no connection. iPhone says "server stopped responding"

    Information...just maybe not helpful information!
    MOV OUTA, PEACE

    ... Rick


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    "Forth is FUN!"

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    My tablet is Verizon Wireless and my phone is US Cellular.

    Can someone else try with their cell phone or tablet?

    I can see the requests coming through. Neat.

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    With you 'droids connected to your local network (home WiFi) can the get to it via the 192.168.x.y address on port 5000?
    MOV OUTA, PEACE

    ... Rick


    I've stopped using programming languages with Garbage Collection, they keep deleting my source code!!

    "Forth is FUN!"

    Introduction to TACHYON Forth


    PropFORTH Wiki

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    Default Re: Need help setting up port forwarding for my Spinneret

    Don,

    If you try to access the Spinneret through WiFi, rather than through the cell network, you will probably have to use the local LAN address instead of the internet address. At least that's the way things work on my LAN. If I want to test outside connectivity, I have to set up a proxy on an outside server to forward the request to my local system and echo the response back to me.

    -Phil

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    Ahhh. That brought up a point... I forgot I had the tablet connected to my WiFi. I turned off the WiFi so it would connect to 3G. It pulled the page up just once but is not reliable. Comes up with "Server failed to communicate" message.

    The cell phone was not on WiFi though.

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    Phil- you said a mouthful there... not sure what you are talking about. Care to give some detailed pointers?

    The tablet will access it fine on WiFi with the local address.

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    If you access a node in your LAN from somewhere else in your LAN (e.g. via WiFi), you probably have to use the node's local address. IOW, the router won't do an out-and-back from the internet without an external point to connect through. A proxy is such an external point on the internet that simply forwards requests and responses. Google "open proxy", and you will find an abundance of them.

    -Phil

    Addendum: For your purposes here, use of an unknown open proxy is probably benign. For other purposes, such as sending email, passwords, etc., most open proxies cannot be trusted not to steal private information.

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    When I try to access it via cellular I get a timeout message on the cellular device webpage but I also can see on PST that something is trying to access the server. I get a FIFO[0] 00000000
    *Timeout* error.

    The Request count does not advance at that point but instead posts a duplicate. Maybe there is a timeout variable that can be tweaked?

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    Someone keeps trying to GET / favicon.ico but it produces a 404 error on PST.

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    All modern web browsers will attempt to GET /favicon.ico. Don't worry about it. What it is is the little icon that appears in the browser's tab next to the site title, like this one for the forum: . If you don't have one, just send an HTTP 404 response, and the missing icon will be ignored.

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    I can see the request come from the cellular device on PST but for some reason it times out before the cellular device receives an answer (just my guess here).

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    Don,
    It works from my android 2.2 casio commando smart phone with verizon

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    @mojorizing- try it again a few times. Thanks.

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    I did it a number of times - via my wifi and verizon's 3G . No time outs. What version android are you using?

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