Squeezing NAT Out of Panther Server
Subject:   NAT on Panther and https
Date:   2003-11-25 22:21:21
From:   tom_davies
I share my internet connection via an aitport extreme card in a G5. I don't have an airport base station. Http is shared fine, but https (and pop3 for that matter) isn't. Any ideas?


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  • NAT on Panther and https
    2003-11-25 22:25:46  anonymous2 [View]

    Is your firewall turned on? (See System Preferences, Sharing, Firewall tab.)

    If so, try turning it off and see if that solves the problem. I don't know precisely how Panther client (regular Panther, not Panther Server) handles passing through data across interfaces and NAT when the firewall is enabled.

    If turning the firewall off solves the problem, I suggest looking into Firewalk X2 or Intego NetBarrier as a more robust firewall that would let you specifically open up the ports you need, or leaving the firewall off altogether.
    • NAT on Panther and https
      2003-12-02 11:49:31  anonymous2 [View]

      Or alternatively, use the OS X Firewall to open whatever ports you need. Just go to the Firewall Tab under System Preferences > Sharing, and click the "New..." button. Select "Other" from the drop down menu, fill in the appropriate values (Name: HTTPS, Port: 443) There are numerous predefined ports already available, and for granular precision, you can always use ipfw from the command line.