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Old 08-04-2004, 12:19 PM   #1
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Question Accessing Web Server over Internet


This may be a dumb question, but I am not familiar with how this works quite yet.

I have Fedora Core 2 and I'm running Apache. I'm able to access the web page from all PC's on my network. Now my question is, can I access my web page over the internet from any other PC?

If I have the IP Address for my cable modem, is that all I need?

I also have a Linksys router between the cable modem and PC's, so will there need to be some router setting changes that need to be made as well?

Thanks,
 
Old 08-04-2004, 12:39 PM   #2
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Yes, you can.

First thing you need is your cable modem IP, which it sounds like you have.
Second thing you need to do is to tell your firewall to port forward any requests on port 80 to the local ip of your server.

That should do the trick.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 01:17 PM   #3
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Furthermore,
Set the gateway on the webserver to your routers internal IP address.
You should be able to access the webserver if you know the IP address assigned to the WAN port of the router (myip.com or look at the routers configuration page).
http://ipaddress
or
sign up for at a dynamic IP service like noip.com and then anyone can your access your site without knowing the IP address
http://yoursite.com
 
Old 08-04-2004, 07:36 PM   #4
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Well I got the IP address for my modem, but whenever someone puts that IP address in their browser, it brings up the router sign in form.

I tried to enter the destination IP of my fedora box in the advanced routing section of my router config page, but it doesn't seem to be working.

Not sure how to tweak the router firewall since it only has 'enable' or 'disable'.

Also, if you could let me know where to enter the cable modem IP on the fedora box (as the gateway), I would appreciate it. Is it in the httpd.conf file?

Thanks.....
 
Old 08-04-2004, 07:51 PM   #5
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Nevermind...I got it!

I needed to enter the info into the 'port range forward' page. I was in the wrong spot. WORKS GREAT!

Thanks for all your help!!
 
  


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