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Old 03-27-2008, 01:50 PM   #1
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Question I'm behind a ADSL router, how do I setup Apache

I'm a subscriber of Airtel in India.
I'm new to Slackware (using version 12.0)

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Please advise me, I want to serve web pages to the public internet.

Thanks in advance
Old 03-27-2008, 03:20 PM   #2
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You just have to install Apache and forward port 80 from your router (see its manual for more details) to your PC.
Old 03-29-2008, 05:54 AM   #3
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IP numbers

If this is a standard slackware installation, than you may have Apache already running by default. If not, it's rather easy to install it.

But to serve public webpages you will at least need an Internet connection with a fix IP number.

If the computer is connected directly to your Internet connection, than you have to set the IP number of your Linux box to the fix IP of the Internet connection.

If you have a router between the incoming Internet connection and your Linux box, then you can keep your Linux box IP number as it is, but you must set your router to forward incoming requests to the local IP number of your computer. Also set forwarding to port 80 (that's where Apache is listening usually).

The next step would be to register a domain name. Typing IP addresses on browsers works fine, but they are difficult to remember.

Hope this helps,

Fedora User

Last edited by simplicissimus; 04-02-2008 at 05:10 AM.
Old 03-29-2008, 07:00 AM   #4
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I don't have the manual for my router, just a quick install guide. The directions told me how to point my web browser to the router setup. I entered the username and password given. However there were no options for forwarding. Since the router has a http server, i tried to telnet (default port). I entered username and password again, and got a '>' prompt. I entered 'help' and got a list of available commands. I don't know what to do next.
By the way I searched 'beetel 220bx' and 'beetel 220bx1 manual' on google. And have repeated read "the new airtel beetel router, airtel is providing is already blocking almost all ports." Also I found a lot of dead links.

The following URLs look helpful, and

I still trying to figure it all out, is this real hacking? Can I get a free domain name for a dynamic IP (yes I know this sounds stupid, but there are ways)? What is multi able hosting?
Old 03-30-2008, 03:45 AM   #5
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Can I get a free domain name for a dynamic IP (yes I know this sounds stupid, but there are ways)?
Sure you can, some of the popular services are:


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