Hi all i have a tiny question
I have 5 IBM Blade servers running at my home using 1 external Static IP Address, is there any way i can forward certain ports to the different servers and people outside the network can access that Server instead of using DMZ on a router.

so say GAME Server = blade 1
Web server = blade 2
and so forth.

is this possible to do or should i invest in expanding my external services to use 5 internet connections

cheers

Re: Route to multiple servers on 1 external IP 80 80

this question is still unanswered, i have looked on the net for more information but didnt help much.

cheers

Re: Route to multiple servers on 1 external IP 80 80

It depends on the model of our perimeter router. Most recent models support inbond port forwarding. So what do you have?

Re: Route to multiple servers on 1 external IP 80 80

With one external public IP address, port forwarding is logical option. You could also provide VPN services so external users can access internal resources but that solution is not likely to fit well based on your description.

Re: Route to multiple servers on 1 external IP 80 80

It should not be difficult to do port forwarding on the router, you just have to specify what is the service that is accessed from outside and where it has to hit inside. For example port 80 traffic forwarded to port 8080 internally, and port 25 traffic to port 8081....single ip address though.

Re: Route to multiple servers on 1 external IP 80 80

as JorgeM suggest you can do port forwarding like:

so GAME Server = blade 1 -->Private IP:192.168.1.101 --> Router Config, route Public IP port 8080 to 192.168.1.101
so to access game server would be: http://public_IP:8080

Web server = blade 2 -->Private IP:192.168.1.102 likewise in blade2, Router Config, route Public IP port 7070 to 192.168.1.102
so to access blade 2 (if it offers web) http://public_IP:7070

On your game server and blade 2 you must set those ports to listen for incoming connections.

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