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From "Mayl Support" <supp...@mayl.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache + DSL + Router + Beginner = partial web-presence outside router!HELP!
Date Fri, 30 Aug 2002 19:33:03 GMT
A lesson for everyone.

Always check for updates for your routers, hardware & software....

Please...upgrade -  sometimes that alone will be the answer to many
questions.

Enjoy!



----- Original Message -----
From: "Ven" <venkman69@yahoo.com>
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2002 8:38 PM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Apache + DSL + Router + Beginner = partial
web-presence outside router!HELP!


> FINALLY! well.. apache + DSL + Beginner were okay.. linksys router was the
> culprit.
> I downloaded their latest firmware and installed it and my babelfish test
now
> functions perfectly well.
>
> The thing is that I've updated the firmware atleast once since I bought
the
> router. Just didn't expect it to be the flake in the equation (maybe the
> settings but not the firmware!)
>
> Anyways, thank you very much for all the help,
>
> Ven
>
>
>
>
> --- Ven <venkman69@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Okay I found out how to change the tcp window size:
> >  route del default
> >  route add default window 16384 dev eth0 gw 192.168.1.1
> >
> > I'm hoping this looks alright in order to set the window size to 16384.
> > This didn't produce any different results either.
> > I also tried playing with the MTU number on my linksys router - still
> > nothing.
> >
> > What I did find, and was very curious, was that I CAN see some of my
webpages
> > on babelfish!
> > Just that they need to be SMALL. So I started playing with an index file
and
> > kept increasing decreasing until I found out that 1151 characters is the
max
> > it
> > can handle. Now is that a coincidence that 576 happens to be the minimum
MTU
> > value and 2 * 576 = 1152?
> >
> > ANyways, so when I said I can only execute scripts, that's not entirely
true.
> > I
> > also can't see script-outputs that are larger than this number. I didn't
> > really
> > try it out, but the access_log, which is fairly large, won't display
when I
> > use
> > a script to "cat" the file into the page. On the other hand the other
scripts
> > are generating much less info and have no problems displaying their
data.
> >
> > Hopefully this experiment provides enough insight for someone out there
to
> > figure it out.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Ven
> >
> > --- Ross Scanlon <ross@theinternethost.com.au> wrote:
> > > Check to see what your TCP window size is.
> > >
> > > Use netstat -rn
> > >
> > > I had a similar problem with my server and when I set the window size
to
> > > 16384 it solved the problem
> > >
> > > --
> > > Regards
> > > Ross
> > > ross@theinternethost.com.au
> > >
> > >
> > > On Wed, 28 Aug 2002 05:32:11 -0700 (PDT)
> > > Ven <venkman69@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > I am having problems getting my apache webserver in what appears to
> > > > be
> > > > transmitting (specifically) webpages to the WAN.
> > > >
> > > > Here's my setup:
> > > >
> > > > RedHat 7.3
> > > > Apache : 1.3.23
> > > >
> > > > Router:
> > > > Linksys DSL 4port router handles the PPPoE connection to the service
> > > > provider and serves as a hub locally.
> > > >    I don't use DHCP, all machines have static IP addresses.
> > > >    Forwarding enabled on port 80 to the apache webserver ip address.
> > > >
> > > > Domain name:
> > > > I have registered with noip.com which provides dynamic dns service
> > > > since my DSL line is not a static IP address. This works very well,
> > > > and I have tested pings from few of the websites which provide the
> > > > service. They were all successful in resolving my hostname.
> > > >
> > > > Apache config:
> > > > The installation is default. The only thing I changed was the
> > > > ServerName directive to my noip registered hostname (well fqdn).
> > > >
> > > > Here are the following things I have tried and the results:
> > > >
> > > > 1. Within my LAN (on "my" side of the router) apache is working. I
am
> > > >
> > > > able to get to the pages (just the apache documentation which is
> > > > default).
> > > > I am also able to run cgi-bin scripts. I created a few small ones
and
> > > >
> > > > they all work fine.
> > > >
> > > > 2. When I browse the webserver from the "other side" of the
> > > > router,things get weird. What I do for this is go to
> > > > babelfish.altavista.com and request a translation for my website.
> > > > Result: nothing. babelfish is unable to retrieve the page and times
> > > > out.
> > > > access_log states that the babelfish was served and gives a 200
> > > > status
> > > > which I have come to understand as an okay (still trying to find the
> > > > list of codes and related messages).
> > > >
> > > > 3. The freaky thing is that I am able to run the cgi-bin scripts
> > > > without problems. Babelfish is able to retrieve the results in no
> > > > time and show me a translated version without problems.
> > > >
> > > > 4. I went ahead and modified some of the directory settings. I
> > > > changed
> > > > /usr/share/doc to "allow from all" instead of localhost. Then
> > > > babelfish timed out trying to access /doc/. Then I specifically set
> > > > the deny all and this generated error response:Forbidden, which
> > > > babelfish translated. So I figure that the information is able to
get
> > > > through both ways - otherwise there would be no error message.
> > > >
> > > > Could someone please assist? this is so frustrating ! Does anyone
> > > > have
> > > > any ideas as to what could be the screwup?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks in advance
> > > >
> > > > Venkman venkman69@yahoo.com
> > > >
> > > >
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