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Old 11-18-2004, 12:39 AM   #1
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apache web server setup


I'm trying to setup my apache webserver on suse 9.2. I guess "trying" is a keyword. I think I'm missing a basic concept. I setup the web server and can reach it through firefox by typing my localhost ip address. However, when I try my domain address www.fakename.com I do not get my web server, but the webserver where I registered my domain: verio. I know through my verio profile I can change dns nameservers and I think this is where my problem lies. I guess I don't understand how the rest of the world knows my computers ip address/domain name to be able to access my computer. a point in the right direction would be appeciated. Thanks.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 12:48 AM   #2
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You have to point your domain name on those DNS servers to the pub IP of your Apache server. This is usually done by calling your hosting company.
Are you on a DSL or Cable Modem?
 
Old 11-18-2004, 01:47 AM   #3
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I have a dsl. but the dsl modem is plugged into a wireless router. from this router, i use a wired connection to my desktop. i think because of this, I connect to the internet through dhcpd and not a static ip address.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 01:58 AM   #4
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You may also have to route all incoming requests on port 80 (internet pages) to the internal ip of you system that is running apache (usually 10.1.1.x or something).
 
Old 11-18-2004, 02:32 AM   #5
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yea it's a pain in the butt. I've been at it for 2 months by now.

some clues

type # ifconfig
to find your ip inside your network

then in your router panel go to port forwarding and forward the port for your ip

sometimes isps block port 80 so in the apache config file use the find window and search for 80 when you find it change it to something like port 8080 and save ane restart apache

Now your going to need a dynamic ip updater which is where i've been stuck forever

I got a free domain frm dyndns.com and I've gone literally through every client https://www.dyndns.org/services/dyndns/clients.html

I've had zero luck so far

then you run into the problem of making your server secure but apparently it's such a big secret how to do it because I haven't found one place where they give you a tutorial

Last edited by The Chain; 11-18-2004 at 02:35 AM.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 02:54 AM   #6
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This is a project I recently completed and you can find my site which has quite a lot of info and links on how to do this.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 03:06 AM   #7
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you rock!
 
Old 11-22-2004, 01:52 PM   #8
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thanks, you run a very informative website. -eastsuse
 
Old 11-22-2004, 03:10 PM   #9
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Thanks to both of you - eastsuse & The Chain. I am glad to hear you found the info useful.

Rob
 
  


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