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Old 04-21-2004, 12:57 PM   #1
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Using Apache 2(?) on RH9. How to direct domain name to my pc?


Im BRAND new with linux and even newer with apache.

I have RedHat 9 and am using apache 2 (i believe). i found out where to store files that I want to be seen (.../var/www/http/... or whatever) and have created a one line index.html but now I need to know how i tell my domain name to go there. Right now I think (only on my pc, of course,) is the address.

I own through Mad Dog Domains and Cattle Co. (an online domain company). I only know how to set it up to use other site (eg, whatever/

I thought it might just be my IP but just typing my IP in the web address of my browser tells me I dont have permission.

How do I do this?

Thank you,
(please also keep in mind that I do not know how to use terminals or text based ANYTHING in linux yet. the most i know is all GUI but even that is extremely limited. Im willing to learn (with great help) though!

Old 04-21-2004, 01:03 PM   #2
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I just noticed a post earlier that seems like it is the same question but as simple as it sounds for them I dont even know what they are tallking about. I dont know how to open ports even.
I am using DSL-->DSL Modem-->D-Link di-604 router-->lan card in Linux PC. (soon I intend to add a switchbox to have 2 pcs connected to the router.) the router has 4 jacks but it is downstairs and i have 2 pcs upstairs with only 1 cable going through the floor downstaits to the dlink.
Thank you!

Old 04-22-2004, 08:26 AM   #3
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if you want to open the http port (80) you have to do that in your router under port forwarding


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