Cannot tracert external IP of my firewall.
Posted on 2007-11-18
I just installed a secondhand Watchguard Firebox SOHO 6tc and have been working to set it up. At this time, I am comfortable with setting allowances/restrictions on incoming and outgoing traffic with one exception. I cannot communicate with my external IP address. For example, if I set up an FTP server in my network and make the appropriate allowances, people outside of my network can use my FTP server. I, on the other hand, cannot. For some reason, I can't communicate with my external IP address while others can. They are only restricted by my incoming permissions where I can't figure out how to allow myself access to anything. If I tracert my external IP, it starts timing out as soon as it gets to the point where it would be going through my firewall. (My firewall never shows up in the tracert if I try my external IP) If I tracert another IP (such as google), my firewall shows up right before the trace hits my ISP. Any ideas?