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From "Zoe Ballz" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] problem displaying website.
Date Tue, 24 Aug 2004 08:50:55 GMT

>From the outside world, your site has an IP. This is the IP of your ROUTER and not the
server itself, but your router passes the requests through to your server, thus the server
appears to work ok.

>From inside your network, DNS will give other machines the SAME IP and point people to
your router. Your router probably doesn't know what to do with the requests and ignores them.
From an internal network the IP of your server will be different to the outside world.

Try setting up a HOSTS file on each machine on your network. You should find details on how
to do this in the documentation of the operating systems on the other machines. e.g. on windows
98 you edit a file called HOSTS in the windows directory, and put in an entry like the following:

where 123.123 etc is the LOCAL IP of your server.

This will cause the machine in questions to bypass the DNS lookup for the domain, and override
it, sending the request to the IP you specify (i.e. your local IP of your server)

I hope this helps

All the best

Zoe - Website Hosting for the Transgendered Community
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: mbastreak 
  Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 2:47 AM
  Subject: [users@httpd] problem displaying website.

  I have a problem, that I am sure I have seen posted to this list before but
  I can't seem to find the answer and I sure don't know how to search for it
  using google, as it is a complicated question to ask but requires a simple
  answer. Anyway to get down to the details:

  OS: windows 2000 Workstation
  BUILD: Standard install from Apache website, installed as an .msi file and
  no extra modules
  CAYMAN Netopia 3564 Business Class DSL router and DSL running DHCP and NAT.
  Firwall: a pinhole setup to allow TCP ports 80-85 to the internal webserver
  on the internal port of 80.

  Problem: The website works great to the outside world everyone can see it
  and nothing is wrong, however when it comes to anyone on LAN, they can not
  see it unless type in the IP address of the computer hosting the website. I
  know I have seen an answer to this before so please can someone refresh my


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