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From dan <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache Installation
Date Wed, 26 Jan 2005 19:03:59 GMT
Severn Dickinson wrote:
> Hi,
> Installed Apache as per instructions, got the site working fine on 
> http://localhost:8080
> Set my adsl router to forward requests from my domain name (which is 
> pointing at my fixed ip) from http port 80 to port 8080. The apache 
> config looks at port 8080 (not http 80).
> I've check no other process's are using port 80 using netstat -a and -an 
> all looks ok.
> router is set to foward port 80 packets to port 8080 on the correct 
> private ip
> Disabled all firewalls (zone alarm, windows firewall and spi hardware 
> firewall on router).
> Type either my ip or domain address in web address bar (firefox or ie) 
> and get error "The connection was refused when connecting to *sitename*"
> Can ping/tracert my router and domain name from an offsite location no 
> probs. if i go to and enter either ip or 
> domain name it shows my site as expected.
> Any ideas please?
> regards
> Severn Dickinson
> Get Firefox! <>

I believe the problem is that port 80 is not forwarded to your IP - 
period.  This traffic is blocked at your ISP, before it even gets to 
your router.

This is common among most Cable and DSL providers, and I would suspec 
that this is what's going on.

Hope that helps

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