I am writing a little web client that is supposed to connect to an Openfire server hosted on one of my machines. For this, I think, I need to expose openfire on this machine “to the internet”. My gateway is a cable modem/router, and the machine sits behind this.
What ports do I need to forward in this gateway to my local machine?
So far, I have forwarded TCP port 5222 of the gateway to 5222 on the server machine. However, I can’t connect to the server, using for example, Xabber, on my android phone.
What I can do, is connect to the server from within the local network the server is on.
For example, the server is a-PC, so, if I want to use Xabber on my network, I use username@a-PC as the jid and I can connect.
However, if I try to connect from a phone that is not on the local network, using firstname.lastname@example.org, where 18.104.22.168 would be my gateway’s global ip, i cant connect, even though Ive forwarded port 5222 of the gateway to 5222 of a-PC. Other services, such as the bosh service, ARE available from outside at 22.214.171.124:7070, however I dont think I need to use my own bosh here as I am using this one http://bosh.metajack.im:5280/xmpp-httpbind in my app at the moment.
What else do I need to do to expose the server running on a-PC to the internet, so I can connect from outside my network?
Thanks for any help and input!