From: Joseph Byrns (josephbyrns_at_nnoossppaamm-yahoo.com)
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 15:27:45 +0100
OK, thanks for the reply.
"Bruno Guerpillon" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "Joseph Byrns" <firstname.lastname@example.org> a écrit dans le
> message de news: KvSdndX4N-9lChnfRVnyjA@pipex.net...
>>I have an ADSL router (ZyXEL Prestige 650R) providing internet access to
>>my network. This all
>> works fine. Using NAT, I pass port 80 requests from the router to a web
>> server, this also works fine. My problem is that I cannot properly test
>> web applications I create except by using the local network address, i.e.
>> http://webservername/test.html works fine, but
>> http://staticIPofRouter/test.html doesn't work from within the network.
>> what I want to know is, is there any way of me testing the latter address
>> from within the network (it works fine if I test it from off site, but
>> is impractical most of the time).
> Hi Joseph
> From your inside network, u cannot test a "published" service (HTTP for
> example) using the external address of your Routeur cause you're doing a
> loopback request.
> That's why u gotta type an internal name and not an external name.
> So if u want to test your rule, many solutions exists but you have to be
> Outside your network.