Yes, I use port 443 instead of 8080 for my CP.
Ahhh, I see..
So what happens when you go to https://myfixedipnumber:8080 from inside your LAN? If that works the same as https://192.168.x.xx:8080 then all is well and you are only missing a domainname and DNS resolution for it.
Absolutely nothing other than:
The connection has timed out
The server at myfixedipnumber is taking too long to respond.
Have you got a registered domainname you can point to your external IP?
Yes, I've got several
And I am a little lost here, but I'm quite qurious exactly what it is you are using this trick for. Sorry for being slow
"use "ip hostname" mappiings in /etc/hosts"
Yes, this is what I'm trying to do right now. Been installing VIM-NOX on my desktop to ba able to VI /etc/hosts. But I've been reading a lot about troubles with "read only" rights and about server1.example.tld where server1 is the hostname and with example.tld being the domainname you have FQDM the fully qualified domainname. But, yes, I would like to be able to reach some of the websites I'm hosting on the ISPconfig3 server. And from my windowsbased notebook I know about editing the host-file. I'm just not sure about the way to do it on the Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 - Here's my "/etc/hosts" output with my suggestion. Please correct me. And when the file is rewritten, do I need to restart the service (would hate to restart the desktop)
127.0.1.1 Blackbird (mydesktoppcbutyoualreadyknowthisimsure)
# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback