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LAN server inside LAN using WAN IP

By TheLionKing ·
I am running a Linux server, with an apache webhost installed. I have a working website running. I can access the website within the LAN using only the computer's LAN IP, and outside the LAN using the WAN IP. I cannot find any way to access the server using the WAN IP from within the LAN. Is this possible? If so, how?

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by CG IT In reply to LAN server inside LAN usi ...

if you want to access your web site "publically" using your public IP address, within the LAN that the web site [and servers] are member of, you have to use another ISP other than the one providing you with the internet service [and public IP]. Something like AOL or Earthlink in which you connect to them, then go out to the internet through them. It's what I do and can browse my own web site using AOL on a workstation within the LAN that the server & web server is running on. The reason is IP addressing. Much like your telephone #. Can't call your own phone # with your phone. Can't call your public IP address with your public IP address.

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