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How do I allow for outside Internet access to my server?

412 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 6, 2013 6:48 PM by EP_Todd RSS
EP_Todd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 3, 2013 2:21 PM

I'm using Server on Mountain Lion and have set up my services and users. DNS is enabled and websites is enabled.

I'm having a problem connecting to my server outside my local network, but any device inside of my network connect to my Server configured site. Is there something blocking an outside computer from accessing my site or is it a Domain hoster problem?


Thanks for any help!

Mac os X Server, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • UptimeJeff Level 4 Level 4 (3,390 points)

    Did you map the ports in your router for the services that you want to be publicly available?


    Example: If you want web service, map ports 80 and 443 (these likely be blocked though, unless you have a business class connection)

  • UptimeJeff Level 4 Level 4 (3,390 points)

    In the United states (probably most everywhere else too), a consumer internet connections does not allow a web server  (port 80 or 443 incoming) or a mail server. It requires a biz class connection ($$) for that.


    You can run your web serer on an alternet port if thats the case.

  • Ruathain Calculating status...

    I don't think we have enough information to go on here. What happens when you try to access the website from outside your network? Are you using a DNS record or IP address? Are you able to ping the DNS/IP address?


    @UptimeJeff Many residential ISPs (in the US) are becoming more lax when it comes to providing services from home, however they will not provide support if you have trouble, so that's something to keep in mind. I can speak from personal experience with Comcast and Suddenlink, but have heard the same from AT&T customers.


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