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Connecting to my server, problem

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I am running a server on SUSE Linux and I seem to have run into a problem. When I do: telnet localhost 5000, it works. However when i do telnet [ip] 5000, it seems that it refuses the connection. I am behind a belkin router and i have turned off the firewall and activated DMZ. I have also opened a range of ports for it. Result: Still doesn't work. To give you some background info, i have a few computers on my network using the same external ip, because I believe it's that NAT thing which creates the same external ip for all the computers. I think that it is because of this that is not letting me connect outside to it. Any thoughts?

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Edited by MysticArcher, 06 May 2005 - 03:25 PM.

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if you are trying to connect from outside of your network then the only ip that can be seen is the one used by NAT. therefore if you try to telnet to an internal ip from an external location it wont work. but if you telnet from outside to local host with the port then it is using the translation table to figure out who's port that is.
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