Setting up a home web server via cable modem and router
Posted on 2003-03-20
I just recently got high-speed internet through Comcast. In my house, I have all network jacks (8) plugged into a switch, then the switch is patched into my cable router (stateful, VPN capable), which is then plugged into the comcast cable modem.
I staged a desktop as a Linux server running Apache (I'm new to Linux so I'm still learning), and want to publish web pages so other family members can reach these over the internet.
Can someone give me some specifics on how I make that machine addressible from the internet? Currently, my cable router provided dhcp addresses and I'm unsure how I can configure things so the server is reachable. The router does have a DMZ port on it, but I'm not sure this helps.
Any help is greatly appreciated!