This is where I spent much time to know why I'm unable to connect to my local box from my own remote server (VPS); seems to be my local box's IP address issue. To begin with, let me 1st tell how I operate in Internet. I connect my laptop with my cellphone Nokia N73 having Vodafone sim card. This way (dial-up) my laptop is connected to Internet. Regarding the remote server (VPS), I purchased it from http://lvpshosting.com/ They provide 100 Mb/s net speed.
I have remote's IP address. I ssh it and connect. Now, to connect from there to my local, I need my local IP add. So, checked my IP executing
ifconfig on my local box. Please see the output below:
ravbholua@ravbholua-Aspire-5315:~$ ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1b:38:d0:45:ea UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) Interrupt:18 lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1 RX packets:493 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:493 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:85372 (85.3 KB) TX bytes:85372 (85.3 KB) ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol inet addr:10.224.108.37 P-t-P:10.6.6.6 Mask:255.255.255.255 UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:4848 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:5375 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:3 RX bytes:2352345 (2.3 MB) TX bytes:698847 (698.8 KB) ravbholua@ravbholua-Aspire-5315:~$
From here, I suppose it to be 10.224.108.37 But when using this from remote, it doesn't work to connect to my local box.
I have tried using the following for my local IP address.
These 2 links gave IP address but none worked. As someone told that the address given by these 2 links are of my cell phone and not of my laptop.
Also when I connect to my remote from local via
ssh, then when I log in to my remote, the remote server messages as seen below:
ravbholua@ravbholua-Aspire-5315:~$ ssh rs ravbholua@rs's password: Welcome to Ubuntu 13.04 (GNU/Linux 2.6.32-042stab076.5 i686) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ No mail. Last login: Tue Sep 10 08:04:49 2013 from 188.8.131.52 ravbholua@ravi:~$
This IP address as mentioned above is similar to what I get from the 2 links above. (and is not the one given by command
So, one told me that the remote server displays the IP of the cell phone which is acting as a router and your local machine is not reachable. But I couldn't get any further solution on how my local box would be reached.
Please have a note here that I had posted this query on a different site (mentioned below) but couldn't get solution. It would be very useful if one please have a look at that thread of mine in that forum:
Much of my other related tasks are pending due to this issue. I am too hopeful from this site as a few other earlier unsolved queries of mine got solved in this site.