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From Asim Munawar <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Problem in using Apache
Date Tue, 13 Mar 2007 04:54:58 GMT
Dear Matt and All
        Actually i just realized that telnet is also not working ... only ssh is working from
the internet.... I am really sorry for the wrong information... I have tried everything possible
after searching the internet but not able to find any solution.... I dont know why simple
telnet is not working over the internet when all the security if turned off... my telnet config
file looks like:

[root@ecgrid ~]# cat /etc/xinetd.d/telnet 
# default: on
# description: The telnet server serves telnet sessions; it uses \
#       unencrypted username/password pairs for authentication.
service telnet
        flags           = REUSE
        socket_type     = stream        
        wait            = no
        user            = root
        server          = /usr/sbin/in.telnetd
        log_on_failure  += USERID
        disable         = no


[root@ecgrid ~]# telnet 80
Connected to (
Escape character is '^]'.
GET / HTTP/2.2
User-Agent: firefox

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 04:47:23 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.4 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.4 OpenSSL/0.9.8b PHP/5.2.1 mod_jk2/2.0.4
Last-Modified: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 20:16:24 GMT
ETag: "14900bf-2c-3e9564c23b600"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 44
Content-Type: text/html

<html><body><h1>It works!</h1></body></html>Connection
closed by foreign host.
[root@ecgrid ~]# 

ERROR LOG: there is not entry in the error log for an access attempt from the internet....

 I am using the IP address of my web server instead of its FQDN ...

I am trying to solve the problem with the telnet before coming back to apache... in case you
have any idea please let me know....


matt farey <> wrote: 

Asim Munawar wrote:
> I am using Fedora Core 6 on Pentium Mobile laptop...
> My Apache version is
> [root@ecgrid ~]# apachectl -v
> Server version: Apache/2.2.3
> Server built:   Sep 11 2006 09:43:18
> I added the line
> Listen MY_STATIC_INTERNET_IP:80      to http.conf but its giving the
> same problem...
>       please suggest something elase....
>  thanks
> Asim
You say you have an internet Static IP, does that mean you are running
on a modem with a software firewall and that you really DO have a static
IP, or do you use a firewall router on which you have setup port
forwarding for port 80. That is does your NIC bind to the public IP, or
does it bind to a static LAN IP which you have forwarded port 80 from

If you can telnet to apache from the internet then apache is answering
on the LAN _and_ internet NICs then you are almost there

If you used the following _from the internet_ and received the homepage
then all is well with the apache setup
telnet your_internet_IP 80
GET / HTTP/1.1
User-Agent: firefox
Host: yourservers_fully_qualified_domain_name

However if when you do this, you get a default page of some kind, maybe
even an error then apache needs setting up to serve that FQDN, perhaps
you need a servername directive in the vhosts section if you are serving
more than one site.

If you get nothing, "host not found", then you need to add a public A
record for that FQDN pointing at your internet IP.

So more details about the error are needed, what does the apache error
log say, what is the error you get when trying from the internet? Have
you set up a public DNS record, or can you add a hosts entry on the
machine you are connecting FROM
YOUR_PUBLIC_IP   fully_qualified_domain_name
so that even without DNS you know that your servername is matched to the
correct IP address for that machine.

Rather than have us suggest an endless stream of options, why not give
us a bit more info?

> */Krist van Besien /* wrote:
>     On 3/12/07, Asim Munawar wrote:
>     > Dear All
>     > I am new to apache... I have actually installed apache, php and
>     > postgres to run a wiki web page. my web server have two network
>     cards. one
>     > is connected to the internet with static IP and the other is
>     connected to
>     > the LAN. now the apache homepage is only visible from the LAN
>     while it gives
>     > error when you access it from the internet. I turned off all the
>     firewalls
>     > but the same problem. Please note that i am able to ssh or
>     telnet to the web
>     > server over the internet but the apache page and my wiki gives
>     error on the
>     > internet..
>     >
>     > I think that somehow the Ethernet card on LAN is being treated
>     like the
>     > default network by apache... how to change these settings...
>     please help
>     By default Apache will listen to all interfaces. So you might have
>     another problem.
>     First tellm us a bit more about your setup: What OS are your running
>     Apache on, what version of apache are you using?
>     Krist
>     -- 
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