When I try to connect to my ubuntu server from outside my home network, i just get a white page and it works! in the top left hand corner. I have port 80 opened on my netgear dg834n,my servers ip on the lan is 192.168.0.11. How do i connect to my server or even my 3 windows 7 machines.??? Any help would be greatly appreciated as i'm quite new to this! Thanks in advance
asked Feb 15 '10 at 03:10 PM in Default
It sounds like you're connected to your server, but have the default pages for your installed web server visible.
To answer your question however we need to know - what do you want to do? Are you trying to connect to a web server, a file share, stream media, what? Some of it will have been answered already when other people asked questions and it may be that the answers to those give you everything you need. If not, feed us more information ;)
For streaming media see this answer. As mentioned there you need to ensure you have enough upload bandwidth for streaming the media in question. For streaming media I've found Twonky an good solution, though there are plenty of other options.
Finally, if you want remote access to Webmin simply forward the Webmin port, and ensure you're using strong passwords to stop anybody who stumbles across it from having full control of your network ;) I'm personally a fan of using VPNs (I use OpenVPN myself) for any remote access. The biggest advantage of using a VPN is that, if you chose to configure it that way, the fact that you're remote becomes largely transparent and everything that works when you're physically connected will work remotely (subject to bandwidth limitations).