12-09-2003, 10:33 PM
I used to have a Charter cable modem a few years ago and I hosted a site on my own Linux server and setup apache with a different port like 5896 or whatever you feel like. I then signed up for a free geocities account and created an index.html page which had the following contents:
So whenever somebody went to my geocities account it would forward them to my webserver. So I could manage everything on my server myself and run any services I wanted but still have people be able to get to my sight without having to remember a port.
The solution would even work better if you had a site with a registered domain name and put the forward in it. Just something I did to get around the port blocking.