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Old 04-03-2005, 03:52 PM   #1
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Making Apache work

Hey guys,

I just installed Fedora core 3 with the intent of setting up my own webserver with apache 2.0.53. I downloaded, installed and even configured part of apache so that I can go to http://localhost and see the apache/fedora test page. My question is how do I get my webserver to catch everything going to my domain? My domain is using a dns that is pointed to my ip address, and I made a virtual host with that address and the same document root as the default server. When I go to that domain it comes up with the apache/fedora test page as it should, but when I try it on another computer I get "connection was refused". How do I configure apache?
Old 04-03-2005, 04:25 PM   #2
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Do you have an Allow from all directive in httpd.conf?

It may not be the httpd configuration but firewall/port permissions. As root, try
iptables -L to see what your firewall settings are.
cat /etc/hosts.allow
cat /etc/hosts.deny may be set to block outsiders.
From another PC, try
nmap ipaddress_of_server

When httpd started, did you get a message "Listening on port 80"?
Old 04-03-2005, 04:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply,
There is nothing stored in the hosts.allow or .deny files and i believe that my httpd is set to port 80. Also the only other computers I have access to are windows, so the nmap didnt work and fedora didn't recognize the iptables command.

P.S. (I'm using webmin for configuration, but dont mind using the terminal.)
Old 04-03-2005, 05:41 PM   #4
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If you're just going to be serving up one domain, you don't need a vhost and is probably what's causing you trouble. I'd just use your standard document root and set the ServerName parameter accordingly. If that doesn't work, make sure that the server is running (using netstat to see if anything is listening on port 80).


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