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not sure if this is the right place but what the heck


hey

just wondering if anyone can have a look at this problem i'm having. i have attached the basic layout of my home network. when i go to collect my mail at home i have to put in a private ip yet when i'm on the road i have to put in my public ip. surely there is a way that i can just collect my mail by using th public ip, but i just can't seem to figure it out. any help much appreciated

Trev

can't seem to add the attachment

ok mail server
private ip 192.168.1.9
router/firewall 213.105.x.x

the public ip address 213.105.x.x is mapped to the mail server using sua/nat


 
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by:Gareth Gudger
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Well some operating systems allow you to add an alternate IP configuration like XP.

Right click on the network connnection and click properties. Select TCP/IP and click properties and click Alternate Configuration and add you external IP info manually. The primary will still be used for your home private network.
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by:Gareth Gudger
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Alternatively there is also

www.netswitcher.com
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by:jim_bob2003
ID: 10918287
nah thats not what i mean.

say i'm on my network i have to use the private ip of the mail server in the pop3 settings of outlook

but if i dial up to the internet i can use my public addrss 213.105.x.x in the pop3 settings of outlook

here's a picture of it
http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/attachment.php?s=&postid=1575033
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by:ewtaylor
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What about just using the external address all the time?
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by:Gareth Gudger
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Oops my mistake....ylack of coffee <G>
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by:jim_bob2003
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Comment from ewtaylor
Date: 04/26/2004 06:38AM PDT
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What about just using the external address all the time


tats what i want to do but it won't let me , maybe i didn't explain it proberly sorry
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by:ewtaylor
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Ok how about putting the mail server name and then adding an entry pointing to the external ip address in the lmhosts file?
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by:jim_bob2003
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tryed that and also tryed adding routes
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by:ewtaylor
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Hmm you could try dynamic dns then just enter the fqdn http://www.dyndns.org/
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Dynamic dns should take care of it, however since he did not get back to us I am not sure.
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by:jim_bob2003
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gave him the points but it didn't work
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by:ewtaylor
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What did not work with it? Did you get an error or did it still resolve to the internal address?
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