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TZO Support - Why did the perl client give me an internal LAN IP address?
Perl client is reporting a 192,168.X.X or 10.0.X.X address.
When installing TZO Perl, it asks you if you want to retrieve the IP address "from your gateway".
Most users should answer YES (or "1") to the gateway question. This tells the TZO client and the TZO webservers to auto-detect your Internet IP address.
Answering NO (or "0") to the gateway question forces the TZO client to use the IP address held by the network hardware. Usually this is "eth0".
Using the hardware for IP detection is not advised if you are behind a router: LAN IP addresses are private and non-routable from the Internet.
The main use of using hardware IP addresses is in custom applications - for example if your system running TZO has multiple Internet connections for load balancing, you would select this option to prevent the TZO client from mistakenly detecting your IP address has changed (it has "changed"... distributed traffic will go alternate between your two connections and each have different addresses). Disabling gateway detection avoids this loop problem.
This FAQ last updated: 04/16/2011 - 18:29