port 80 - webserver traffic

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murphy
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Re: port 80 - webserver traffic

Post by murphy » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:26 am

benk wrote:I did update the IP for my DynDNS account. And I always click the link to prevent expiration when I get email from them. If the DynDNS weren't working I doubt my URL would go anywhere. The fact that it takes me to the ooma setup page makes me think that that is not the problem.
Are you testing this from outside of your network? You can't test from inside your network because the Ooma does not support loopback. Test it from someone else's house or from work.

If you still get to the Ooma setup page from an outside computer, then you have port 80 forwarded to 172.27.35.1 inside of your Ooma box. Delete that port forward.
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benk
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Re: port 80 - webserver traffic

Post by benk » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:08 am

Eureka! :D
Thanks murphy! How did you even know about the "loopback" issue?
I had not tested it from outside my network since making the most recent changes. But now everything works as desired from outside. From inside I can only get to the ooma-setup page, but that's no big deal.

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Re: port 80 - webserver traffic

Post by murphy » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:39 am

benk wrote:Eureka! :D
Thanks murphy! How did you even know about the "loopback" issue?
I had not tested it from outside my network since making the most recent changes. But now everything works as desired from outside. From inside I can only get to the ooma-setup page, but that's no big deal.
I've been using DynDNS for a long time. This was immediately evident since I've had the same problem with other cheap routers in the past.
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update

Post by benk » Mon May 17, 2010 9:25 am

An update for anyone who may reference this thread in the future...

I tossed out my cheep Belkin router and replaced it with a much more full-featured NetGear (still pretty cheap - $59).
All my problems are solved. Ooma Telo is now behaving herself behind the router, QoS is good, hardware firewall is up, dynamic DNS and webserver "loopback" isn't a problem.

Life is good.

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