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From shane c branch <scbra...@barton.edu>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Cannot browse from the internet...
Date Sat, 20 Dec 2003 22:32:03 GMT
Brian Dessent wrote:

> Ola Ogunneye wrote:
> 
> 
>>I am also a total novice in this arena and I am interested in sharing my
>>family pictures with members of my extended family. So I am using a
>>weblog to accomplish my goal.
>>
>>Somehow, I have finished everything locally on the server, I can browse
>>the site on the Server, but from no where else. I initially thought that
>>it has something to do with my httpd.conf file and so I stripped it and
>>now all I get is the successful installation of Apache on my server. But
>>still cannot browse from the only other PC connected to my LAN, an XP
>>Pro PC.
>>
>>I have DSL router and I browse the internet from either PC, I can ping
>>either PC or the router LAN and WAN addresses, but I cannot browse my
>>webserver except on the PC that it resides on.  And it cannot be reached
>>from the outside, which made me think that it might not have been my
>>httpd.conf.
> 
> 
> There are probably two things you need to look into.  First, you need to
> find out which interface Apache is listening on.  It sounds like it's
> only listening on 127.0.0.1 which means "localhost".  You want it to
> listen also on the LAN interface, which is probably 192.168.x.x.  We can
> tell for sure if you post either the output of the "netstat -an"
> command; or the settings for the Port, BindAddress, and Listen
> directives in your httpd.conf.
> 
> The second thing is that you will most likely have to forward port 80 in
> your router's setup if you want the site accessable from the external
> internet.  If you don't do this then the router has no idea where
> incoming requests are supposed to go, i.e. which computer to direct them
> to.  This is a consequence of NAT, which is what lets you share a single
> external IP address with any number of internal IP addresses.  If
> "ipconfig /all" shows an IP address of 192.168.x.x or 10.x.x.x then you
> have NAT and you'll need to configure port forwarding.
> 
> Brian
> 
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he might also need to move the website to a different port, depending 
upon how the isp is set up.	


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regards,

shane

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