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Router loopback issue

Postby chicagotech » Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:05 pm

Some router may not allow loopback. If this is a case and you have multiple public IP addresses, you may setup NAT to test it.

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> Hi, I'm not sure if this is the right group, and not sure if my terminology
> is correct, but here is my problem, hope someone can help.
>
> I'm developing an application that requires a connection to a MySql
> database, this in theory could be anywhere, but for development and testing
> the server is local on my network.
>
> I can of course connect to this server locally without any problems and all
> is well. What I can't test is the real world situation where the Server
> could be anywhere.
>
> My router doesn't allow me to connect to an my external IP address, it just
> hits the router logon, so I can't test the traffic scenario outside of my
> own network and really don't want to rely on another company to host my
> database while I test.
>
> So, is there a way that I can have someone somewhere provide a kind of loop
> back IP address so I can connect to an external IP and have that route to my
> router, therefore my internal network?
>
> Any ideas would be appreciated.
>
> Cheers.
>
>
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