No one can access my BBS,please help!

kashsmith100001 asked 2 years ago

I have downloaded and configured a Synchronet Telnet BBS software program.

I then went to whatismyip to get my public ip address.
It was 98.183.xxx.xxx.
I configured my BBS to run a web server on port 8080, but when I type 98.183.xxx.xxx:8080 into my address bar , nothing comes up. However, if I do localhost(127.0.0.1), it comes up fine. Could anyone please tell me how I can make it where people from all over the internet can login to my BBS?

Thanks,
Kris

1 Answers
Shnerdly Staff answered 2 years ago

Thanks for your question kashsmith100001.

You will need to forward port 8080 in your router to the internal IP address of the server

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