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Old 02-02-2004, 04:14 AM   #1
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View my site on network with url, not the local ip#


ok, I have my linux box and my windows box behind a linksys router. The linux box is setup with apache and the router has port 80 forwarded to the linux box. The only way that I can view my site on my network is by using the local ip #. I would like to be able to use the url to my site to view the page instead of the local ip. Is this posible, could it be a setting on my router?

Thanks a bunch,
Nick
 
Old 02-02-2004, 11:33 AM   #2
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Do you have an entry in /etc/hosts resolving the ip and hostname of your linux box? If not, that is the first thing I would do. Then check network neighborhood on the windows machine to see if the Linux box appears correctly. At that point point your web browser to //compname/pagename.html and you should be set.

Additionally, you can also set the same entry (for the linux box), in /winnt/system32/drivers/etc/hosts on the WinXP machine. That should cure any resolving issues the machine may be having.

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Old 02-02-2004, 05:17 PM   #3
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Thanks that worked great! Just how I wanted it to work.
 
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Anytime. Welcome to LQ. :-)
 
  


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