I helped a guy in the states set up an apache2 server on his WinXP machine at home. It worked fine until he joined that computer to another via a hub creating a network.
The internet connection goes into the machine that has the running apache server, he can connect via localhost to it. But we can't get to it from outside.
I got him to do a port scan using the symantec website hacker security check and all his ports are on stealth, funny because he has no firewall running on the machine he uses for the server.
1. Does he need to set something in the httpd.conf file to say to apache to listen on the actual internet connection (static) IP?
2. Could the winXP firewall running on second PC act as firewall for whole network? (I know it sounds daft but...you never know)
3. Does anyone have a clue how to sort this?
Thanks in advance for your help,
Any answers or URL's to tutorials/answers appreciated.