Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-01-2004, 11:22 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Exclamation Unable to view web page from remote machine

i installed red hat 8.0 on my workstation and configured it. the workstation is part of a network of 6 machines which connects to the internet via adsl modem and a compex router.
i hv installed apache 1.3 and configured it properly (at least i think i did). i can view the web page from machines in the intranet, but when i try to view it from remote machine, error message pop up. i have configured the compex router to port forward 80 to my workstation machine which is what is the problem? do i have to iptables, since i already configured the router to forward http request to my workstation.
i don't have a domain name registered yet. what shall i entered in the DNS part of the httpd.conf? should i typed in the DNS that was supplied by my ISP
Old 04-02-2004, 04:14 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: South Alabama
Distribution: Fedora / RedHat / SuSE
Posts: 7,163

Rep: Reputation: 58
It probably your isp blocking it,

try running apache on port 81 and forward that port in your router to see if it works.
Old 04-14-2004, 10:06 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: 0
This was a tough problem. I had it a few months ago. It has to do with the Maximum Transmition Unit (MTU) trying to send larger packets then the DSL (PPoE) can handle. To solve this you need to lower your MTU on your web server.

ifconfig eth0 mtu 1492

That should get you up and running.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cant view a web page master General 5 08-19-2004 11:46 AM
web server, unable to view test page gigya Linux - Software 1 01-30-2004 11:34 AM
remote port scan web page? e1000 Linux - Networking 2 11-11-2003 10:36 AM
cannot view web page from local lan Tigger Linux - Networking 4 05-31-2003 02:03 AM
View Linux Web-Page on Windows I.E mhatreonline Linux - Networking 5 05-13-2003 05:33 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:01 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration