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From Nilesh Govindarajan <li...@itech7.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] How to map http://www.myaddress.com to http://www.myaddress.com:8000 ?
Date Mon, 01 Mar 2010 02:16:10 GMT
On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 3:20 AM, Mike Hagerty <hagertmb@bc.edu> wrote:

> Okay, here is my limited understanding of apache ...
> When you set the port to 8000 in /etc/apache/httpd.conf - you are telling
> apache to listen on port 8000
> for requests to serve, rather than on the default port (80).
>
> However, this means that users must access your site by adding ":8000" to
> the url in their browser.
>
> I cannot use the default port (80) because it is behind a firewall at the
> university where I work.
> If I use that port, then I can access my site from an IP address within our
> domain, but not from an outside
> IP, which renders it useless to me.  Presumably the firewall will not allow
> communications to port 80 (or any port < 1024)  on
> any machine (other than their official servers I suppose) from an outside
> IP.
>
> When I say that I cannot receive traffic on the default port (80), this is
> what I mean.
>
> I guess the answer here is that there is no way around it - if a browser
> does not specify the port in the url request,
> then it will automatically send the request to port 80 on the server and
> the firewall will block it before it reaches my server ...
>
>
>
>
> On Feb 28, 2010, at 4:34 PM, Eric Covener wrote:
>
>  On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 2:56 PM, Mike Hagerty <hagertmb@bc.edu> wrote:
>>
>>  I'm kind of surprised (doubtful) that I would be the first person to ask
>>> this -- other sites that have to use higher ports must wonder if the
>>> added
>>> burden of remembering/typing the port no. in the url deters users from
>>> finding their site (?)
>>>
>>
>> You're not. If you can't receive traffic on port the default port, you
>> can't receive traffic on the default port.
>>
>> --
>> Eric Covener
>> covener@gmail.com
>>
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You need to use some port forwarding service like no-ip, etc. which will
work if and only if your machine has a public IP.

-- 
Nilesh Govindarajan
Site & Server Administrator
www.itech7.com

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