First off, thanks to those of you who helped with the DOS/AutoCAD problem. Got a copy of DOS, got my AutoCAD installed, everything works
Now on to my next project. A coworker and I are gonna start up a small internet radio station, running on a ShoutCast server (http://www.shoutcast.com
). We get a day or two a week where we're allowed to work from home - and EVERYONE in the office listens to net radio during the day. Why not have a little fun and provide a service to those stuck in the office?
My computer setup at home is as such: I have a Linux (RH8) box running as a firewall/router, and 2 XP machines behind it. Problem is, Shoutcast will NOT accept connections from machines running behind a firewall. If you try to connect from behind one, you get an error like this:
:14:34> [yp_add] yp.shoutcast.com gave error (nak)
:14:34> [yp_add] yp.shoutcast.com gave extended error (Cannot see your station/computer (IP: 184.108.40.206:8000) from the Internet, disable NAT/firewall/ISP cache (Connection refused))
I really don't want to move one of the boxes outside of the firewall (tho I did it last night to make sure everything else worked, and it did.) I tried running the Linux version of the SC server, and it STILL didn't work - not until I shut down the iptables process. But once I do that, all my other PCs lose net access - no good.
I really want to mask my PCs behind a firewall - how can I make it look like they're not behind a firewall, when they really are?
I've read a bit about "port forwarding" in the SC forum. What is "port forwarding"? Is this what I think it is - when an outside source tries to connect to port 8000 of my router, the router passes the port request on to a specified PC inside the network, and make it look like it's coming directly from the router?
I'm kinda shaky on my networking abilities, but learning. I managed to get my Linux box working as a firewall/router on my own, so I'm thinking it can't be THAT hard to get this to work.
Sorry about the long-windedness.