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Old 09-02-2003, 12:09 PM   #1
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Unhappy Apache works on local machine, not LAN

I'm a .net expert trying to learn Linux/Apache/php .

Got Apache 2 running on a workstation in my small Lan. Apache tests OK on local machine.

localhost/index.html and (the Apache machine local address)
both work.

But from the windows client browser "The page cannot be displayed".

I know the machines are connected because the Linix machine can browse pages being served by the Microsoft machine (PWS).
Also ping from the microsoft client to the Linux server works.

Is there something else to be configured in Linix itself, or something that needs to be done to allow external access?

When I run netstat -a there are no tcp tasks.

Is there any good reference for this setup stuff?
Old 09-02-2003, 01:08 PM   #2
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Check your iptables and your blocked and allowed hosts.
THer'es a previous question on this and i'll just reference that for brevity

It's specifially for banning IPs but just do the reverse.. like hosts.deny hosts.allow
Happy networking
Old 09-02-2003, 07:12 PM   #3
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Looked at those. As expected, in this new install, both files hosts.deny hosts.allow were empty (except for comments).

Just in case I put an ALL : ALL line in the hosts.allow and restarted, no luck.
Old 09-02-2003, 10:16 PM   #4
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I figured it out. A stupid firewall in Linix. I see people all over the place with the same problem. Some have figured it out and they call it iptables of something.

In red hat under on my xwindows menu it's the following:

Start / System Settings / Security Level

Check allow incoming http.

Suddenly your Apache can be seen from the outside world!.


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