[thelist] Apache server not working for outside connections

Flavia Tarzwell (FayeC) ftarzwell at fayec.com
Thu Jan 27 17:15:43 CST 2005

No NAT device (just a non-firewalled switch) and disabled firewall for 
only that period of time so my friend could see the page....


Anthony Baratta wrote:

> At 02:06 PM 1/27/2005, Flavia Tarzwell (FayeC) wrote:
>> I installed Apache/PHP and MySQL on my Windows XP machine to learn 
>> and test PHP sites and Mambo CMS.
>> I have everything running fine here and I can test and run PHP 
>> scripts just fine but when I try to show the sites to other people 
>> they just can't connect to my server.....
>> Is there anything I am missing in the configuration to allow for http 
>> access from outside?
> Are you running a personal fire wall? Are you running behind a NAT 
> enabled device like a LinkSys DSL router?
> Can you explain your home setup?
> If you have a fire wall you'll need to allow remote machine access to 
> port 80. With a LinkSys you'll need to port forward port 80 to your 
> PC. You might need to do both.

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