Internal to External to Internal Routing.

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by tc, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. tc

    tc Guest

    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.
     
    tc, Oct 27, 2008
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  2. Anthony [MVP], Oct 27, 2008
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  3. 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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    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Oct 27, 2008
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  4. tc

    Bill Grant Guest

    Indeed it is!
     
    Bill Grant, Oct 27, 2008
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