Can I see what I look like from the outside? (newbie)

  • No, I don't need to know what I look like to you when you read my questions - I got a pretty good idea of what that is ..  :)

    When I surf to my public IP address from a computer on my LAN, I get the pfSense GUI.

    Is there any way to, (from my LAN), see my public IP as it appears from the internet?


  • if you don't have any rules on the wan interface then you can't be seen from the internet
    from lan you can't test wat it looks becours you don't get past the waninterface
    to test hook up  a  pc on youre wan interface and test

  • Thanks, but I'm hoping there is a better solution.

    I will soon have a small block of static IP's, but for now I am on a standard consumer cable modem.

    When I go to my public IP from a friend's house, I get diagnostic pages from the cable modem. They apparently capture port 80 at that point. (This is a completely different set of pages than what is seen from the downstream side of that modem, btw.) This, of course, preempts my ability to run anything on port 80 until I get the upgraded package w/the static IP's, which I will soon do.

    I will always want to know what I look like from outside, so that I can see how my customers' sites look.

    Once upon a time, I WAS able to run a working web server from here, (cable modem –> linksys router --> web server), and would see the same thing when surfing my public IP from inside or outside, but that may have been just the cable modem reflecting back at my web server.

    Again, thanks for your input.

    ....any other ideas, anyone?


  • oke you can do that with pfsense but that is not what it looks on the outside
    at System: Advanced uncheck this option:

    Disables the automatic creation of NAT redirect rules for access to your public IP addresses from within your internal networks. Note: Reflection only works on port forward type items and does not work for large ranges > 500 ports.

    and make sure you have forward youre port 80 from the wan interface to a ipadress on youre lan

    you may have to move the webconfig to a diferent port then port 80

  • Go to and hit proceed. Then click one of the desired scans. It will scan your from the internet and report back in a html page what's open, closed, stealth,… offers a similiar service.

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