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Old 09-27-2003, 11:53 AM   #1
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No access to my webserver from the internet???

Hello all,

Ok I finally got httpd started and I can access my website from the same machine by going to <my ip address> and I get the default test page. However, when others try and connect to my http server they don't get the test page. I was using to connect and it works for me on the actual server box. Please help I have been tearing my hair out trying to set this up.

Old 09-27-2003, 12:01 PM   #2
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I know that some ISPs block port 80 (where apache runs) from their users to keep them from hosting web pages. Do you have any sort of firewall blocking someones connection? You might want to try to stop IP tables (service iptables stop) then try it, if that doesnt work, turn it back on with service iptables start.

If that doesnt work you could try changing the port that httpd listens on from port 80 to something like 8080. Then have someone try to connect by putting this in their web browser

Let me know if that helps you out at all
Old 09-27-2003, 12:13 PM   #3
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Personaly I wouldn't go about posting my IP on a public board (just in case). You may want to make suer you don;t have any firewall rules in place:
iptables -L


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