Thanks to the both of you for your input!
I think there is a slight discrepancy in the way you two see what I am trying to do (because I am still figuring out what the problem is). The local FMS that holds the .flvs does not need to be accessed from the outside world. This FMS is there so people on the inside of the firewall (intranet) can view the recorded material. I like this method because there is no internet bandwidth I have to account for. The influxes FMS is there only to allow people to view the security cameras in real time.
This is the part of my setup that does not work:
If I have the cams set up to record locally and also stream to influxes, the live streams do not work - even though I see bandwidth being used from the influxes FMS console. Now, if I change the flash code so both the recording stream and the live stream point to influxes everything works. Also, if I point the recording stream and the live stream to my local FMS and forward port 1935 from my router that is connected to the internet, to my local FMS, everything works. It only stops streaming to the influxes servers when I am connecting to both FMS – local and influxes.
Wow that was a mouth full – hope it makes a little more sense.