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Old 07-31-2004, 07:20 PM   #1
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Port 80-->8080??


My ISP is blocking port 80 incoming, so now I need to use port 8080...however, I don't want to force users to take on :8080 to the URL. How would I tell my linux machine to forward port 80 requests to 8080 on apache?

-thanks in advance
 
Old 07-31-2004, 08:09 PM   #2
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Errr... unless I am missing something, surely you went get any requests on port 80 because it's blocked by your ISP... ?

You need to switch ISP, or set up a redirect from another site, or live with the 8080, I think.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 10:37 PM   #3
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what you can do is sign up with noip.com and get one of their domains to point to your IP. there's a web redirect feature that whenever someone requests something on port 80 (web page) it's gonna redirect that request to any port you specify in your settings (8080 in your case). you just need to download and set up a small client program that will ocnstantly update. the bad thing about noip.com thou is that everytim someone accesses your web page there's a pop up window. so you can also try dyndns.com /.org i dont know. i never tried dyndns.

oh yeha and when you set the noip software up just simply change the web server port in apache config gile to 8080. noip.com has a little guide on how to do it.

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Old 07-31-2004, 11:01 PM   #4
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My ISP is blocking port 80 incoming, so now I need to use port 8080...however, I don't want to force users to take on :8080 to the URL. How would I tell my linux machine to forward port 80 requests to 8080 on apache?

-thanks in advance
Its quite possible to tunnel incoming traffics for port 80 to port 8080, however the problem is if your ISP blocks port 80 then there can be no connection made to port 80 on your local web server.
I recommend http://www.afraid.org for setting this up, no pop ups, you can simply pick a publicly available domain, then add a web forward to your http://<ip>:8080.
If you have dynamic IP get a subdomain from there too, grab a script they provide for updating dynamic DNS so you can update your record automatically, and then web forward to that subdomain.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 01:40 AM   #5
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Silly me Brain fart.... I put this innate blame on the setup because of my past difficulties. Thanks for the responses though! The afraid.org and noip.com is exactly what I'm looking for to solve this
 
  


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