Solved

Port forwarding and reverse proxy

Posted on 2014-03-26
2
399 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-27
Are port forwarding and reverse proxy services usually provided by services such as proxy agents or tunneling agents

Or are there agents which provide port forwarding exclusively
0
Comment
Question by:Anthony Lucia
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 33

Accepted Solution

by:
Dave Howe earned 250 total points
ID: 39957463
depends on what you are contracting for. if you hire (for example) an ubuntu vps such as these then you can set up a reverse tunnel to permit inbound connections - just not sure why you would want to.
0
 
LVL 78

Assisted Solution

by:arnold
arnold earned 250 total points
ID: 39957849
Unfortunately, it seems the commingling of terms necessitated additional.

Given I am not privy to all prior exchanges to know the evolution of topics that are included in this question.

Trying to explain terms and terminology on a question by question of the asker could be a never ending process explaining terms/functions  one at a time.

Is there an overarching question with details on what it is you are trying to evaluate?

the general issue is the combination of port forwarding, routing (IP NATing, VPNs as). Reverse proxy, etc. deal with)

These technologies are used to address organizational structural issues.

Direct access from the Internet to a resource is not permitted.  To achieve a controlled access to a resource is achieved by opening a firewall for IP:port to redirect IP packets to a specific system.
It can eventually land on an dedicated server that functions as the reverse proxy intermediary.  Requests received by it are matched to a preconfigured pattern when matched are submitted to the underlying server.
A response is than follows the path back out to the original requested.

If your VPS/system gets a dedicated IP, you only need port forwarding.
The need for a reverse proxy is only needed when you only have a single public IP and many domains.

Everyone connects to the reverse proxy that reroutes(proxies the ) incoming requests to where the configuration points.

Using a web example the config for the reverse proxy has
Sites.com -> 10.0.0.1:80
Site2.com -> 10.0.2.1:80
Site3.con -> 10.1.23.2:80
Etc.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Smart phones, smart watches, Bluetooth-connected devices—the IoT is all around us. In this article, we take a look at the security implications of our highly connected world.
Do you know what to look for when considering cloud computing? Should you hire someone or try to do it yourself? I'll be covering these questions and looking at the best options for you and your business.
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question