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Old 01-24-2006, 05:12 PM   #1
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Fedora hostname resolution


Fedora/apache setup

Fedora4 / Apache2 is running.

The Aim:
Xp to start I.E. and point it to a domain on the proposed development server.

Nic on server has sub interfaces configured with separate ipís for each interface. httpd is listening on port 80. Would like to setup ip based virtual hosting for each interface, with separate ip and domain name.

I am able to ping from xp but unable to run host not even from fedora box itself?

Output from host
connection timed out; no servers could be reached

No chance of pointing I.E. to the domain.

Heres the setup from my understanding of fedora and apache:
Since a development fedora box is proposed, thereís no need for dns unless the box needs to resolve registered FQDN. In that case nameservers will be required. Instead /etc/hosts can do the resolving in place of dns.

All are up, pingable and traceroutable.

/etc/hosts: localhost.localdomain localhost desktop

ALL : 192.168.

Empty. Nothing entered.

files dns nisplus nis


# ServerAdmin
DocumentRoot /home/ecomm-online/public_html
# ErrorLog logs/
# CustomLog logs/ common
<Directory /home/ecomm-online/public_html/>
Options Includes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All

Can anyone assist please!
Old 01-26-2006, 02:20 AM   #2
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Just a long shot, but have you made sure that your firewall allows access to port 80 from other machines?
On fedora, probably iptables is used. So check out it's config.

Also, on your win XP box, try:
telnet 80
just to see if you can connect to port 80 (HTTP) on your server. If you can't, it's most likely a firewall issue, either on XP (if you have SP2 installed, it comes with a firewall) or on Linux, or on any interfering firewalls inbetween (if you have any on your network).
Old 01-26-2006, 02:25 AM   #3
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Also, have you set up routing on your network?
How are your 2 boxes connected to each other? Via a separate router, directly, ...?
What are the IP - subnet mask - gateway addresses on both?


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