Originally posted by squi
Mara, we are tyring to give access to our server. Port 80 is blocked and we were told that if we changed the Port # in httpd.conf, then that would solve our troubles.
That's right. But it's not the only possible reason.
In doing so, I read the following:
# Port: The port to which the standalone server listens. For
# ports < 1023, you will need httpd to be run as root initially.
You need to modify httpd.conf to look like above. Usually, only root has write access to the file. To become root, you need to know root's password. Do the following:
1) Log in as a normal user
2) Type 'su'. Then you'll be asked for root password. Type it.
3) Edit httpd.conf in any editor.
4) Restart Apache using 'apachectl restart' or 'service httpd restart' (depending on your distro, but the first version should work in all).
5) Test it. You should be now able to connect port 80.