My first steps in setting up an apache server are partially successful - I can get a response on the host PC by asking for the page : http://localhost
. However when I try and get to the same page from another PC on my LAN, using its IP LAN address I get a connection timeout. Konqueror reports "Although contact was made with the server, a response was not received within the amount of time allocated for the request".
I have set up the apache server according to the HOWTO setup apache, php and mysql in Slackware docs. All the steps there work fine and checkout - but they are confined to testing on localhost.
I can contact the server PC from other PCs on the LAN by ping and by ftp on port 22. There is currently no firewall set up on the server, although a minimal firewall is active on the LAN router.
I tried configuring the apache server to listen on port 8000 instead of 80. Again this worked fine in local mode getting http://localhost:8000
but fails from another PC on the LAN if I ask for http://<server ip address>:8000.
Something obvious I am missing?