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From "Brian Mearns" <bmea...@ieee.org>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] How to connect from a remote machine
Date Sun, 23 Nov 2008 04:26:52 GMT
Each network connection on your Server machine has an IP address
associated with it, which you can connect to. If the machine is
connected to a LAN, then you can connect to the server FROM WITHIN THE
LAN by using the IP address of the network adapter that connects it to
the LAN.

If you want to connect to it from the "outside world", you'll need to
use your public IP address. If your server connects directly to the
Internet, then it's just the same IP address. If you go through a
router or firewall, then you need to find out what the IP address (the
public one, not the local one) of the router or firewall. Regardless
of how you connect, you can find out your public IP by going to
whatismyip.com.

Note that if you have a Dynamic IP address (which you probably do),
then your ISP can (and will) change your ip address with out any
notice. If this is the case and you want to access your system from
anywhere, you'll need to use something like dyndns (dyndns.com) to map
a [sub]domain name (like alberts_server.homeip.net, or something) to
your IP address, and automatically update this mapping when your IP
changes.

Hope that helps.

-Brian

On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 5:23 PM, steve <sfreilly@roadrunner.com> wrote:
> Albert Joseph wrote:
>> Hi all
>>
>> I have a very basic question since I am very new to the Web server world.
>>
>> I have recently installed Apache HTTP server.  I am running a stand-alone (not part
of any network) machine on Windows 2000 Professional.  When I was installing the server, I
was asked for the domain and server names and I didn't know what to answer, so I put "localhost",
which turned out to be a good guess.  So, I am using http://localhost/ to connect to the Apache
HTTP server.  Now, I need to connect to the server from a remote machine.  What http address
should I use ?
>>
>> Thank you
>
>
>
> To access apache installation inside your LAN, just type the IP of the
> computer that has apache running from another computer into the address
> bar of your browser.  find your internal IP by typing ipconfig at a
> command line of the computer running apache.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Steve Reilly
>
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