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 From:  Joey Morin <jmorin at icomm dot ca>
 To:  Melvin Backus <mbackus at bellsouth dot net>
 Cc:  Adam Nellemann <adam at nellemann dot nu>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] NATed services by the public IP
 Date:  Fri, 25 Jun 2004 04:20:34 -0400 (EDT)
This one time, at band camp, Joey Morin said:

> now that i have a dyndns hostname, i'd hoped that would make the problem
> go away.  i tried specifying it in the "Server DNS Entry" field, but that
> had no effect.  so there are three scenarios:

correction.  left blank, specifying partially qualified URL quickly
returns "Unable to connect to remote host", whereas if i specify my
hostname in the webserver config, it hangs and times out.  seems if i
leave it blank, the webserver "discovers" it's host machine's hostname on
the lan, which of course fails.

why the heck would a web server need to know it's own server dns entry?
looks like it's doing some kind of local or recursive lookup, which fails
because you can't access a nated service using the WAN IP!!!  argh!

ok.  i'm better now.  guess i'll have to switch to a real web server.
unless someone has a bright idea...

jj