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7102dl Cant connect to mail server on local network

mahooody1
Occasional Contributor

7102dl Cant connect to mail server on local network

I have a hp 7102dl routers i can connect to my mail server from an external ip but cannot connect to the domain name from the local network. Any Help would be great thanks

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EricAtHP
Esteemed Contributor

Re: 7102dl Cant connect to mail server on local network

Without any additional information, there is one scenario that I can imagine. If you are using Dynamic DNS and NAT and your mail server is using a private IP address on your local LAN, then local clients would attempt to access your mail server using the Dynamic DNS IP address, your public IP address. But a router will not NAT that traffic. You would need to setup a DNS server inside your network for your domain that all internal devices use that associates your mail server with its internal private IP address.

 

We would need a lot more information to begin to help.

mahooody1
Occasional Contributor

Re: 7102dl Cant connect to mail server on local network

Yeah that sounds spot on like you described mailserver is on a private ip address and has the needed ports forwarded. i was hope there was a way to direct the traffic back with some sort of loopback.

 

Thank you