This has bugged me for a while. A vendor manages our Internet gateway, it has an outside public mapped to an inside private for port 80 etc access. When I use http://(inside private IP) the main page appears, but when I use http://(public address), I get dead air. The vendor tells me that is a security feature in the router that cannot be circumvented, and I just need to always use the inside private address to access the web server when I'm located inside the private network.
I'm not looking for a syntactically correct method for curing this.. I'd like to know, in general, if it is possible to configure the router to allow access to the public address from the private network, the general method, and maybe some keywords or article links.
Thanks a bunch!