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From "Tim Burden" <...@burden.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] home computer as a server
Date Wed, 02 Mar 2005 04:18:06 GMT
A. You need to use the external (internet facing) IP address of the cable
modem. This changes sometimes

B. Some cable providers explicitly block port 80 traffic so that home users
cannot use their cable connection to serve.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "alun phillips" <alun@dragonprints.com>
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 11:10 PM
Subject: [users@httpd] home computer as a server


> Hi - I'm a newbie here, so loads of apologies before I make a complete
fool
> of myself.
>
> Apache 2.0
> Windows XP Pro
> Cable internet access - always on
>
> I am trying to set up my home computer so that my friends and family can
> view photos of my kids that I have put together in a website on my
computer.
> I have installed Apache2, and http://localhost/ successfully brings up the
> apache web server welcome page, as does http://XXX.XXX.XX.XXX (my IP
> address). I have worked out how to replace this page with a page of my
> choice, but I am unable to get anyone else access to the page over the
> internet (which I assume is possible). I have a laptop connected to my
> computer on a home network, and that can reach the page via my IP, but no
> one else can. I have disabled my Windows Firewall in an attempt to get it
to
> work, but with no luck. I am sure it is something very simple, but I can't
> figure it out.
>
> If anyone has some advice, or can point me to some step by step
instructions
> somewhere on the internet, that would be great.
>
> Cheers,
> Alun
>
>
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