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Old 10-01-2011, 12:13 AM   #1
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Configuring httpd/apache for remote connections

I have Apache/httpd installed on my Fedora 13 machine through repositories. From
localhost, I can browse the webpages I put in the /var/www/html directory. But the
connection always times out if I try viewing the page from another computer in my
network. So I can only browse the site from localhost, and I had the same problem
with XAMPP. I'd like to configure Apache so it will accept remote connections. Also I know its not a problem with the router/firewall or anything. Since I'm trying to connect to my website from computers within the same network, the router shouldnt block connections, right? Anyways I've started httpd with the following command as root:

httpd -k start

And this message pops up in the terminal, I don't know if this means it has failed or not:

httpd: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using for ServerName

Anyone know what I can do? I've tried Googling it, but most solutions I've found on
the Internet have to do with setting up the router, and I know the router is not the problem. Please help, thanks.
Old 10-01-2011, 12:51 AM   #2
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It looks like the listen directive is wrong.

Look in httpd.conf for a line like

It should have your real ip address.
You can listen on more than one address or port by adding another listen line.

Last edited by rustek; 10-01-2011 at 12:53 AM.


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