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Old 08-25-2009, 01:48 PM   #1
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Angry Fedora Core 11 - Apache works locally but not from a different machine


I just installed Fedora Core 11 on my server. Tested by pointing the browser to http://machinename.domain works fine when doing so on the local server. However, whenever I try to browse on a different machine on the same network, it time outs as if it can never reach the machine. Any advise are greatly appreciated.

Old 08-25-2009, 01:55 PM   #2
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Check your firewall, you may need to open port 80.


Old 08-25-2009, 02:11 PM   #3
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this mite help:
Old 08-26-2009, 12:56 AM   #4
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Also check hostname resolution on the client machine (can it resolve machinename.domain to an ip-address). You can check by pinging machinename.domain

wim@btd-techweb01:~$ ping btd-techweb01
PING btd-techweb01.mca.naspers.dom ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from btd-techweb01.mca.naspers.dom ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.040 ms
64 bytes from btd-techweb01.mca.naspers.dom ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.030 ms
When you ping by name, it should show you the ip-address as marked in bold. If not, the hostname is not resolved.
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is the name registered so it can be remapped to the ip address ?
or are you using the ip address ( of the box the server is on ) as the http://123.456.789.0123/index.html
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Smile Fixed

It turns out the iptables was blocking port 80. After opening up this port, this works fine. Thanks all for a quick reply.


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