server. When I connect through the network I can connect just find,
and log in as a user so Mysql is setup correctly and everything, but
when i try and use my actual IP address, 184.108.40.206, I can't
connect, and it just times out.
Do you have iptables on the linux box, or any other firewall? I have
seen such behavior from a misconfigured firewall. A reason you might
not see it locally is because most stock configurations allow an
exception for loopback, and many allow for local network connections.
One thing you ought to try is to telnet directly to the port. So, for
port 143 (IMAP), you would go to a command prompt and type: telnet
You should see something like:
* OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 UIDPLUS CHILDREN NAMESPACE
THREAD=ORDEREDSUBJECT THREAD=REFERENCES SORT QUOTA IDLE STARTTLS]
Courier-IMAP ready. Copyright 1998-2003 Double Precision, Inc. See
COPYING for distribution information.
If you do not, then it means there's some sort of network problem
between you and it, probably a firewall or NAT somewhere.