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Old 11-21-2004, 11:37 PM   #1
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Apache Not Responding From Internet

Hello all,

I have a strange problem with Apache. My little linux server, used as an intranet, works perfectly from within my network. But once I try to access it from the Internet, Apache does not respond. I have some other services, such as Webmin, FTP, and SSH which all work from the Internet. I have a firewall that has port forwarding configured for port 80, 20-23, etc. Apache is listening on all Ip addresses. I am given a dynamic IP address from my ISP. Does anyone know why Apache is not responding?



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Old 11-22-2004, 04:20 AM   #2
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How are you trying to access it from the internet? Do you have a domain name or are you using your IP address?
Old 11-22-2004, 06:41 AM   #3
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I have used both ways of accessing the server. I use dyndns where the IP address gets updated directly from the router. I have also tried using the current IP address (which doesn't change for weeks at a time). Neither works.

Old 11-22-2004, 07:17 AM   #4
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Are you sure you're provider allows you to use port 80 . Some providers block the port. You can bypass this by using a other port for you're apache or redirecting another port with you're router or firewall to port 80 of you're server. My ISP blocks all 'well know ports' below 1024 so i have my rooter redirect external port 1200(you can choose one but check that you don't need it) to the 80 port of my server. Now i can connect to my webserver but i have to specify the port like also check that you are using the http:// because some browsers might get confused if you don't
Old 11-22-2004, 09:40 AM   #5
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this might be stupid but i had the exact same problem. in your httpd.con are you telling apache to listen on port 80

Listen *:80
although you may have a VS saying it listens on all ports it may still net that in you httpd.conf as i said i had the exact same problem and when i put Listen *:80 it worked fine, if you already have that in your httpd.conf it will most likely be your isp, i know what its like when they block all your ports its damn write annoying. perhaps you could try some web based port scanning software to see what your open ports are, you could try this site i have often used it quit often befor for port scanning my computer just click proseed and enter the port you want to scan in your case port 80 an press "user specified custom port probe"

hope it helps and you get it sorted out soon

Old 11-23-2004, 12:31 PM   #6
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I did a port scan at and it told me that port 80 was in stealth mode. This is probably my ISP's doing. I changed the Apache port to 1200 and it worked fine. When I called my ISP they never told me anything about this! Oh well, I guess I have to live with accessing the web server at another port until I can afford a real connection to the Internet. Also, does anyone know if a web browser only looks for port 80 when you don't specify a port (




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