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From "Jeroen van Meeuwen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] problem displaying website.
Date Tue, 24 Aug 2004 11:16:02 GMT
I'm sorry, first reply didn't make any sense...
I'm presuming you have a proxy server (configured on all clients on your
Bypass local addresses
Then, I'm presuming you have a router which forwards DNS requests:
Configure the router NOT to query outside-world DNS servers when clients try
and resolve your domain names.
You're router has a priority in resolving DNS queries (weither from clients
or from itself), use this priority. Namely the hosts file on your router
could help you. Most routers though have a DNS relay server, which could be
configured to answer without relaying the client's requests
Kind regards,

From: Zoe Ballz [] 
Sent: dinsdag 24 augustus 2004 10:51
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] problem displaying website.

>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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