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I seek to run a server on the 8000 port on my machine. My computer is part of a wireless home network which is connected to the Internet by a Linksys router. In this scenario, how would a host outside this network, somewhere in the Internet, connect to my service on port 8000 ? Because all the computers on my home network have the same ip address to a host outside. How would a request then resolve to my machine specifically?

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You need to look into DMZ settings on your router (sometimes it's under gaming). Usually they can forward requests to a particular machine on your network... but this question seems off topic for this site :) – forsvarir May 17 '11 at 12:44

Connect to your router -- it probably has a port forwarding option to send a port (e.g. 8000) to a specific machine inside the network.

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