[Red5] red5 on a shared server with IIS behind a firewall
walter at waltertak.com
Fri Nov 9 16:48:46 PST 2007
> We are behind a "real" firewall - not just a software firewall on
> the box. This server is on an internal network but has a real,
> externally available IP of its own. Not at all like, say, my home
> computer behind my router.
> Unfortunately my chances of getting 8088 opened on the firewall are
> exactly zero, so am I completely out of luck?
> I'll have one of the system admins help me using your email as a guide.
> Thanks very VERY much for the detailed explanation.
Add a 3rd real-world IP to the box and assign it for RTMPT and port 80 too.
If you develop a Flash client that does RTMP to the 2nd IP (since 1st is for
IIS) and RTMPT to the 3rd IP then there shouldn't be any probs.
Unless you firewall is a real firewall and inspects packets to be real
'http' packets instead of weird non-http-alike traffic like rtmp and rtmpt
Last option is to hire (friends?) an off-campus server and setup some VPN or
a SSH tunnel think from that server to your firewall server,
forwarding all traffic for port 1935 and 8088 to your local box over the vpn
line. This is however, least to say, a bit complicated if you aren't used to
VPN or SSH-tunnels.
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