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From "Webmaster Bill" <webmasterb...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Intermittent access to web address
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2011 05:39:25 GMT
Forgot to mention that I have  a DNS service with a company called NO-IP.
They supply a static address of 76.18.232.237 for the web address.

"Wild" Bill Miller
Swampmaster

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From: "Yehuda Katz" <yehuda@ymkatz.net>
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 10:36 PM
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Intermittent access to web address

> My message was caught by the list's spam filter the first time around.
> Let's try again...
>
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 10:14 PM, Webmaster Bill
> <webmasterbill@comcast.net> wrote:
>>
>> This is my first try at running a web site from a spare computer at home.
>
> You should make sure that this is not against the terms of service of
> your provider (in this case, Comcast,
> http://go.ymkatz.net/comcast-net-aup).
>
> To get right to your problem:
>
>>
>> Changes I made in httpd.conf file:
>>
>> # Change this to Listen on specific IP addresses as shown below to
>> # prevent Apache from glomming onto all bound IP addresses. #
>> #Listen 12.34.56.78:80
>> Listen 76.18.232.237:80
>>
>>
>> # ServerName gives the name and port that the server uses to identify
>> itself.
>> # This can often be determined automatically, but we recommend you
>> specify
>> # it explicitly to prevent problems during startup. #
>> # If your host doesn't have a registered DNS name, enter its IP address
>> here.
>> #
>> ServerName www.thepictureshow.net:80
>
> You need to set Apache to listen on the computer's local address, then
> have your router forward the traffic from the public (comcast owned)
> network to your internal network.
> You will have another problem with that setup, since it appears that
> your server does not have a static IP address.
> In the error log that you supplied, your server has the address
> 192.168.1.102, which is in the address range usually assigned
> automatically by your router.
> If the computer does not have a fixed IP address, it is not possible
> for your router to forward the traffic from the public network to your
> private network.
>
> - Y
>
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