Can't access drupal6 appl from outside of home network

Asked by MikeLefe

I'm trying to build my first web server so I can host a drupal 6 site. I have a dedicated machine connected to my wireless router on which the drupal6 appliance was easily installed. Connecting the the IP address through my wirelessly connected laptop let me build the site very easily too, but now away from home I can't seem to connect the same IP address. Is there something in my router software that I must change to let the server through to the internet?
Also, I purchased a domain name through and was wondering if there was a way to get the drupal6 appliance to send out emails (for new web accounts) using the domain for it's address.
Thanks TKL for putting out such a neat piece of software!

Any suggestions or leads would be a great help, thanks

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Alon Swartz (alonswartz) said :

Firstly, thanks for the encouragement!

It largely depends on your internet configuration, I am going to assume you
have a NAT [1] type setup, with your wireless router initiating the connection.
In this case you can configure PAT on the router, to route incoming traffic to
the appliance (private IP).

For example:
  router incoming (80/tcp) -> appliance_ip (80/tcp) - HTTP
  router incoming (443/tcp) -> appliance_ip (443/tcp) - HTTPS

note: you might also want to map 22 (ssh), 12321 (webmin) and 12322
(phpmyadmin) for remote administration, depending on your needs

With regards to Drupal sending out email, log in as admin and configure the
email setting in /admin/settings/site-information

Hope the above helps.


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