ISPConfig/GoDaddy/NameServers - Can I forward my domain to :8080

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by sierradump, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. sierradump

    sierradump New Member

    I am drastically trying to figure out a solution or a workaround for blocked port 80 INBOUND.

    My ISP recently BLOCKED port 80 inbound. No notice, no nothing - this has me furious. As a bandaid - I setup ISPConfig to listen on port :8080. (thanks again for helping me figure that out!)

    Now I am trying to figure out how I can get my domain to point to the PORT :8080. I know this sounds impossible BUT I AM DETERMINED. (Actually Omnis offers this service included in their basic 6.95 domain name registration - they call it PROXY something or other in the DNS management)

    Would it be possible to follow the ISPConfig/Godaddy/NameServer "How-TO" and then configure my Nameserver to forward requests through/to port 8080???

    HERES THE CATCH. I ONLY HAVE ONE IP! I lost my 4 additional IP's (they were just DHCP but had never changed) Anyway, now everything is setup behind a NAT/Firewall but I still only have the 1 IP.

    I read somewhere it was possible to follow the "how-to" with just 1 IP (only setting up the one box)... Would it also be possible for that 1 box/nameserver to forward requests on to port :8080?

    I am also open to other ideas. I have several extra servers lying around now since I lost the IP's... I am open to using them as well? I can forward DNS to one box and serve HTTP on port 8080 of the other? Or I can I use the 1 box for everything? The hardware is P4 2.8ghz 1gig Ram etc...
  2. sierradump

    sierradump New Member

    I just thought of something else - since my ISP blocks port 80 incoming; even if I had my own Nameserver - would it be able to receive and resolve requests?

    I can't receive any transmission over port 80...
  3. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    You may run your own nameserevr as long as your ISP does not block the DNS ports. Nameservers have nothing to do with forwardings of ports, a nameservers resolves a domain to a IP address and not to a port.
  4. sierradump

    sierradump New Member

    So Till,

    If my ISP does NOT block DNS incoming, could I setup the nameserver to redirect the users browser to (IP : port) or will it only allow IP??? (sounds like the latter from your previous post)

    Again, I now have a working ISPConfig setup to serve/listen on port 8080. Now I would like to setup the nameserver to match with the ISPConfig box - because my host BLOCKS PORT 80 INCOMING!!!
  5. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    No a DNS server is only telling the world where the IP(s) of the server is.
    A DNS can not redirect ports.

    So.. If some user wants to see your domain (that is on an other port), than they need to type : (in this case it's port 8080)

    no-ip could be an option for you.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2007
  6. sierradump

    sierradump New Member

  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You can't use forwards with name-based vhosts because you will then get the Shared-IP page.

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