I need sometimes to share some small files with friends and I think of using the Web sharing option of Panther and use my computer as a server. I think the setup is pretty easy, but I was just wondering if I'll also have to configure the integrated firewall of my router. If so, which ports need to be opened?
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You're forwarding the connection on port 80 from the router to your Mac on port 80? I assume you have a web server running and accepting traffic from the network interface?
It's possible that Shaw is blocking outside port 80 access, in which case, just forward the connection to the server on a different port (ie. exposed on the outside as w.x.y.z:8000 but forwarded to your machine on port 80).
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Virtual Server is used to allow Internet users access to LAN services.
Enabled: yes (set to always)
Name: Virtual Server HTTP
Private IP: 192.XXX.X.XXX (my laptop's IP from the router)
Protocol Type: TCP
Private Port: 80
Public Port: 80
In system preferences, in sharing, under firewall, I have PERSONAL WEB SHARING (80, 427) checked on.
To access "my server," user would visit my IP/~interact? IE ... the outside IP 68.XXX.XXX.XXX/~interact on Safari ... right?