11-06-2019 04:25 PM
I have an issue where I have a website hosted at home and this works via dynamic DNS.
It works great with port forwarding
There is a known issue where if you try and access this from within your network then you get redirected to the router logon page - the same issue as:
This is sometimes called DNS relay or loopback
The thing is I fixed this issue a couple of years ago and it has been working fine and then suddenly 2 days ago it just stopped working. I can't remember where I went to in the control panel to fix this and have looked all through it and can't find anything.
11-06-2019 04:55 PM - edited 11-06-2019 04:56 PM
As said in that thread when you address your own public IP from within your own LAN as if it is outgoing the router intercepts it realising it is its own IP & brings up its own GUI. Whereas when it's incoming it gets redirected to your server by port forwarding.
What port is your server running on? They changing it to a port other than 80.
Or when addressing your server from your LAN, address it by its internal LAN IP instead of its public IP.
11-06-2019 05:15 PM
Yep understand what you are saying.
However I have already solved this problem about 2 years ago. It has been working fine for 2 years then suddenly stopped.
The thing is I can't remember how I fixed it but I did.
I am running sites on port 80 and 443 and also experience the same issue with RDP.
Again this is fixable, it is called DNS relay or lookback sometimes and many routers have options for this. For example check out step 6 here for a different router - just an example
11-06-2019 06:50 PM - edited 11-06-2019 06:53 PM
Could you have put it in your Hosts file as suggested in that thread but 2 days got a new PC with its default Hosts file? It seems to me that the only way to address your server from within your LAN is via its internal LAN IP & this is 1 way of doing that.
21-06-2019 05:21 AM
Yes look up in the thread, lots of help offered from Dave
This really is most weird. So many devices in my home - 2 pcs, 2 laptops, 2 servers, 2 phones, 1 ipad all used to work and now don't suddenly one day not so long ago.
A tip though for those wanting to just check that sites are up, I used a free VPN plugin which I can switch on and then sites work inside my network as I am going out and in again
21-06-2019 11:36 AM