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Old 03-20-2002, 05:43 PM   #1
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serving web pages on another port

Not really a Linux only question, but:

As many people are experiencing lately, my DSL ISP has blocked port 80.

I know that I can change the port apache runs on to 8080 or whatever I want, but how do you have your name ( resolve without having to have your visitors put in :8080 all the time.



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Old 03-21-2002, 01:05 AM   #2
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You can use an URL redirection service. You need a DNS service that will host your domain, provide DNS and forward requests to the specific port (eg. 8080). It's hard to find good DNS for blocked 80, especially on a dynamic IP :P

Do you own that domain? might be of some help..

Or you can run everything is SSL, eg. But then everyone has to accept your certificate.

Good luck!
Old 03-21-2002, 07:00 AM   #3
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i had the same problem too, but found a reasonable fix.

if you use a DNS service, like, then you can use web redirection to point to that specific port. here's how it works.

- create a subdomain (example: and have it point to your IP.
- have your actual domain redirect to that subdomain on whichever port you wish (example:

so far, i haven't had any problems with the web redirect. the only problem i have is that you can't connect via SSH, FTP, or any other service. like when i SSH into my box, i have to use in order to get through. kinda irritating, but i'm trying to find a way to work around that, as i'd like to eventually setup sendmail on my box.

hope this helps. :-)
Old 03-21-2002, 01:21 PM   #4
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I guess that answers my question! Thanks everyone.



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