[Microsoft] Can my router port forward to itself?
I have a Globesurfer III (Option) modem/router, and am having trouble getting access to it remotely. It is on a public i.p. but we block ports 80, 8080, 443 and 8443 on our network for a basic level of protection.
I am looking for a way to get around this when needed and have tried to port forward back to the router, and have also tried a firewall rule to allow incoming TCP requests to a specific port, but nothing I do is working.
We have rules in place that allow https access to this device from our corporate LAN, but block the common ports for all other i.p.'s on the ports stated above. I can connect to the VPN and have unlimited access, but am looking for a way to make these https requests when the VPN is not available.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Rewrite your firewall rules to be "from ANY to [Globesurfer III's public address] port 80 / 443 PERMIT" and
put it at the top of the list, would be the easiest way I can think of off the top of my head -- 1st rule in creating
any firewall ruleset is "permit what you need, deny the rest."
Everything else you've been trying to do is just a kludge and liable to cause more headache / heartache than
actually fix anything.