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Old 07-10-2001, 11:34 AM   #1
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Unable to access to a website on apache web server

Hi all,
I have a web site installed on Apache and mySQL data base running on Redhat 7.X.
I can browse the web site without any problem from the local web server where the site installed.
However, I cannot browse the site from a remote client either by using the web site IP address or its FQDN. Yet I can ping back and forward between the web server and the client no problem.

The FQDN is resolved properly when I try to ping by name.

The web server and the client has a direct connection without any proxy or firewall in the way.

I'm quite new to Linux so I don't know what else to do when I already tried all the basic trouble shooting techniques.

Is there anything I need to modify on the Apache web serve or on the remote browser to make it work.

Please help

Thank you very much in advance

Old 07-10-2001, 11:41 AM   #2
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I answered this in the other forum you first posted this. Please refer to cross reference
Old 07-11-2001, 03:10 AM   #3
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Modify the hosts file

I dont think it is a prob with httpd.conf as it works on the local machine. On linux the solution is relatively easy, you simply modify your hosts file located in /etc

add the I.P address of the local machine along with the name of your virtualsite


In Windoze you would need to do the same in /windows/hosts

In the United Kingdom version of windows, the hosts file has the extension .SAM if this is the case with your computer then simply rename hosts.sam to hosts.

You should find this works...cheers
Old 07-11-2001, 10:18 AM   #4
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I got it figured out. It was the default firewall, the IPchains daemon landed during the OS installation. After reconfigure the firewall, everything works as expected.

Thank you very much for your quick reponses



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