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From Cliff Pennock <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Newbie - Please Help With Starting
Date Wed, 31 Dec 2003 13:01:26 GMT
First of all, whenever you make changes to Apache's configuration file, 
you'll need to restart Apache for the changes to become effective. 
Second, most DSL/Cable providers block ports below 1024 to prevent 
people from running their own servers. Third, avoid using spaces in 
folder names.

Also, with dynamic ip-addresses, make sure your configuration file has 
the line

   BindAddress *

uncommented. I also believe Apache needs to be restarted everytime your 
ip-address changes (if I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will correct me on that).

That said, try the following. With apache running, open your browser on 
the machine you are running Apache on and surf to

If Apache is up and running, you should see *something*. Either your 
index page, Apache's default page, or some kind of server generated 
error message. If you do get any of the above, but you can't reach your 
page from another machine then chances are your ISP is indeed blocking 
port 80.

- Cliff

Courtney P wrote:

> I’m completely new at this.  I installed the latest version of Apache on 
> my server that runs Win XP Pro.
> Probably not the best choices in OS, but that’s what I’m running.  I 
> have a DSL connection so I have a
> dynamic IP address.  I use a program from EasyDNS that checks for a new 
> IP address and sends out
> a message to the DNS servers on the net of my new IP.  That’s working 
> fine, but I can’t seem to get
> Apache to work with it.  What I mean is, Apache runs just fine, but when 
> I go to my website thru the
> net, I don’t see my webpage.  So, I’m missing something, but I haven’t a 
> clue as to what it is.  I don’t

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