I need to make a TCP connection to my machine through an application that needs only the public IP address and port to connect.
I have been able to do it in Windows, but I need to do it in Linux also.
I have used the
nc command to open the port I want, and I have been able to connect to it with the command
nc localhost port.
But I want to test it with the public IP instead of localhost. I have also tried to connect with telnet without success.
I have done port forwarding from my router and if I got this well, the inbound connections to the public IP:port are redirected to my LAN IP:port right?
The outpout of
nc 'my public ip' port says connection refused.
My firewall is off.
Any ideas? How can I test it?