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stoney79 12-23-2003 10:46 AM

Dumb Newbie Question: Apache Webserver
Hi there,

I've been playing around with some Perl CGI scripts that I've written (only a test one I got out of a book) and finally got Apache set up to run it ok. However, I can't seem to access it from my Windows PC running on the same network. Even when viewing the index.html, I only get "The page cannot be displayed". I'm guessing this is a permissions issue - any thoughts?

The permissions of index.html is 777 at the moment.

Thanks in advance!

trickykid 12-23-2003 11:21 AM

What distro? You running any type of firewall that might be blocking access? How are you attempting to view the page from your other machine on your network, thru IP or name?

stoney79 12-23-2003 11:26 AM

Running RedHat 8.0, no firewall and just typing in the http://(ip address)/index.html in IE5

trickykid 12-23-2003 11:35 AM

Can you view the page from the local machine running apache? http://localhost or ?

Can you even ping your server from your Windows machine? What is the output of iptables -l to truly find out if you have a firewall blocking access?

stoney79 12-23-2003 11:40 AM

Hmm, well I don't know what was going on - but now it works. The only change I made was to supply the name of my machine, rather than the IP address (although the IP address was correct!).

Probably user error somewhere down the line, but I've no idea where!

Thanks for your help though Tricky :)

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