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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Apache + DSL + Router + Beginner = partial web-presence outside router!HELP!
Date Wed, 28 Aug 2002 13:10:49 GMT
Why are you worrying about babelfish? That is the most complicated way imaginable to test a
website :-O 

What happens when you simply use http? (i.e. http://your-fqdn/)


Owen Boyle

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ven []
>Sent: Mittwoch, 28. August 2002 14:32
>Subject: [users@httpd] Apache + DSL + Router + Beginner = partial
>web-presence outside router!HELP!
>I am having problems getting my apache webserver in what appears to
>transmitting (specifically) webpages to the WAN.
>Here's my setup:
>RedHat 7.3
>Apache : 1.3.23
>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 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
>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 
> and request a translation for my website. 
>Result: nothing. babelfish is unable to retrieve the page and times
>access_log states that the babelfish was served and gives a 200
>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
>/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
>any ideas as to what could be the screwup?
>Thanks in advance
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