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  Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 1
Subject:   cannot access domain from outside network
Date:   2002-12-27 21:44:26
From:   anonymous2
i have tried everything i can possibly think of, but still i cannot access my website from outside the network. it works fine from inside.


i have a fixed IP (xxx.xxx.xx.39) that, via a DSL connection, hits my UGATE Umax-plus firewall. i have this firewall set to put my computers specific IP (xxx.xxx.xx.33) as the "exposed computer", completely outside the firewall. i also have InterNIC registered my domain as the same IP (xxx.xxx.xx.33).


Apache runs fine and i have tried to set all permissions correctly. any machine on my network resolves the domain correctly and works great, but from outside the network it just hangs and eventually says cannot connect.


Do I have to set the InterNIC IP for my domain to the main fixed IP for my firewall/DSL connect? the only thing I can think of is that PacBell (my ISP) is blocking port 80 for some reason.


If anyone can offer any tips or advice I would be very grateful!


Thanks,
jeff@modaldub.net

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  • cannot access domain from outside network
    2003-05-05 00:21:58  anonymous2 [View]

    You're correct, your router is filtering the connections coming in for port 80. You can set your router to forward connections for port 80 to the internel IP of the machine hosting the webserver. You might also try disabling the filter, which in most cases is difficult to properly and safely do. Refer to your routers manual, or contact manufactuerer.