I've been reading posts from your lists for the last hour or so and have finally stumbled on a
solution to some people being unable to forward ports to servers on their LAN. This post in
All I was attempting to do was to forward SMTP traffic to my mail server. I tried various sets of
rules was unable to telnet on port 25 using a remotely controlled server on a seperate network. My
logs even showed allowing the connection while I saw the connection timeout. Finally, I used the
ping utility in the webGUI and was unable to ping the server on the LAN using the WAN interface.
Frustrated, I then found it would ping my desktop machine, only 2 ip addresses away from the server
I wanted it to ping! The only difference between the two machines was that I had been using the
internet through Mono where as my server was pointing to my retired router (off the network) as it's
default gateway...I changed the gateway, fired up a browser to test the server's connectivity and it
all just started working! Does this make any sense?