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Old 06-09-2004, 06:20 AM   #1
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setting up web server and D-Link router

Hi All

I am setting up a web server from my machine at home.

I have a ADSL connection and am using a D-Link DSL-504G router.

The web server is set up correctly and works fine.

I just need to know how to configure the router for port forwarding. I know where to do this but I dont really know what I should do. Here is the current port forwarding configuration in the D-Link router

Virtual Servers List 
#           Private IP             Protocol             Private Port                Public Port   
1                 All                       80                                 80
How do you access the web server from outside the lan? I have currently been doing


Is this right?

Is there anything else I need to do set up on the web server maching?

I am running FEDORA CORE 1, with the default APACHE web server
Old 06-09-2004, 06:35 AM   #2
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Can you access the web server from the internet?

BTW a web browser assumes a web server is using port 80.

I assume 293.245.323.445 is a dynamic address. You can use one of the free dynamic IP address website like This provides a hostname that always points to your IP address.
Old 06-09-2004, 11:54 AM   #3
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I am really supriesed that your ISP is letting you server web pages. Usually they block port 80 so users can not host web sites. In your TOS it will tell you this.

What you should do is get a static ip, register a domain name, use port forwarding to use another port that you ISP doens't block


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