Before getting PPP to work, I used slirp. Using the "telnet 10.0.2.0" and "redir remote_port to_local_port" I was able to allow people to telnet, ftp, and bring up local webpages on my machine. Now that I can use PPP, I would like to do the same thing by redirecting ports.
Why not just use the IP address given me? Why not use
? Because it changes at each login. I would like a "static" address (i.e. remote_host:port#), otherwise no one but me would know what the "new" address is each time. I have my machine homepage setup such that if anyone loads that page, http://www.isp-host:PORT-NUMBER/
, they will obviously know I'm on and be able to hit a hyperlink to telnet in (for remote friends who don't have talk/ytalk:). This is the only reason I still prefer slirp to PPP.
I am running Debian 1.3.1 and Linux kernel 2.0.30 . I have tried the "redir" command, but either that's not what the program is for or I'm using it incorrectly.