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I know this is probably n00by but i can only view my site using my WAMP server through my LAN IP. What ports do i have to foward so others can view my site through WAN? thank you
 

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Also you have to explain how you set it up and if your ISP allows home webservers. Quite a few ISPs block the default port 80. Basically the rule of thumb for external access is this -

ISP (not blocking port your using) - Router (nat firewall forwarding port to static IP PC) - Static IP PC running application using port.

In this case as a web server it would be port 80 and the router has to forward port 80 to the PC. BUT if the ISP blocks this port then no matter the forwarding your friends won't connect in.
 

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Ok that makes sense. I also have a yahoo domain name and i was wondering how to point it to my comp's WAMP server? Here are the servers that they are now for yahoos default servers put how would i point it to mine?
 

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Since Yahoo.com is the domain and your using a subdomain you may not be able to redirect it at all. Really this is something you have to ask yahoo but i have a sneaky suspiscion your going to get told it has to reside with them.
 

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Well i have changed the name to point to my firends web sever before with no trouble. I would i put in my ip in there or something? And i bought a domain from them... So i have my own domain.
 

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Yeap all DNS is reolving a domain name to an IP if you have the ability to change the IP you just put in your WAN IP and then its changed it does take a little time for this to propogate and usually isn't instant.
 
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