newbie problem...

newbie problem...

Post by Max » Sat, 22 Jun 2002 02:27:28



Hi all,

Greeting. Recently I have try the apache server which is installed on my
sistem when I install Redhat Linux 7.2. I simply start the server using
"httpd start" using the script file under /etc/init.d/httpd. It is fine
when I'm using lynx and Opera and telnet to test whether is running or not
(locally). But the test page didn't show up on my friend pc(remotely). What
could posible goes wrong here?

Thanks.

Best Regards,
Max.

 
 
 

newbie problem...

Post by Jeff Johns » Sun, 23 Jun 2002 14:09:51



> Hi all,

> Greeting. Recently I have try the apache server which is installed on my
> sistem when I install Redhat Linux 7.2. I simply start the server using
> "httpd start" using the script file under /etc/init.d/httpd. It is fine
> when I'm using lynx and Opera and telnet to test whether is running or not
> (locally). But the test page didn't show up on my friend pc(remotely). What
> could posible goes wrong here?

> Thanks.
> -
> Best Regards,
> Max.
>reply - max - my system is windows 98 - maybe this will help somehow

-I've been struggling for a long time to find out what address my
computer or apache responds to besides the localhost command or
http://localhost - apparently my isp(dialup) has assigned an address
to my computer  - this is the  ip address of the  TCP/IP adapter the
isp uses on my computer - if I  type this address into my browser
anything in my hdocs folder can be veiwed over the internet - my point
being that you don't have to have a purchased domain name to make your
server work over the internet, but you do need the ip address of the
tcp/ip adapter your isp uses on your computer(this is the actual
internet address your computer is known by - to retrive a page or
image or file from your apache hdocs folder(root folder)-apache must
be running on your computer and you must be connected to the internet
- I found my address by typeing  winipcfg into the run box(click
start)which in windows brings up the addresses my computer uses(tcp/ip
(ip adapter address is the one you need) - anyway it works for me(I
know it works becauses I uploaded a page to a website I have on an
external server with a get image request- <img
src="http://xxx.xxx.x.xx/image.jpg"> and it retreives the file from my
apache server if it is running and won't get the image if apache isn,t
running - this is so cool that I,ve finally found a way to make my
computer into a server - serving pages over the internet using apache
for the server software - If I can help email me - Jeff and oh - the
xxx address is not my actual address as I don't wan't my computer to
bog down with page requests- also look in your linux system help files
for ip/network/tcp/ip connections or maybe even call your isp's help
or support line and also - the ip address of my tcp/ip adatper that my
isp uses is apparently static although the dynamic domain
assigned to my computer may and does change but my apache server won't
respond to the dynamically assigned address(www i.e-xxx.xxx.x.x)but
will deliver pages if the ip adapter address is used- at any rate the
internet pages apache serves have to be delivered through your isp and
the only way around this would be for you to become an internet
service provider yourself witch is besides the point here- at any rate
the internet address used to access your apache server on your
computer is somehow assigned by your isp and has nothing to do with
other network or hardware/software assigned addresses your system
software assigns to your computer (you have to find the address that
your isp lets an internet connect to your server apache- if you do not
have a purchased domain name the dynamically assigned domain or
perhaps even a staticly assigned domain address as in a cable
connection  may not work - my feeling here is that as no one has
actually purchased the assigned domain name - the name is just a mask
or only half useable and is only useable as a download connect but you
can't upload from it or serve pages - hiding the actaul or real
address of the  tcp/ip adapter - apparently there's some security
going on here as well - perhaps someone with more knowlegde reading
this -  could define the differences between the tcp/ip adapter
address the isp uses and any assigned domain (dynamic or static) and a
purchased domain (although how a purchased domain name is assigned to
apache or any other server is beyond my knowlegde as I've never bought
one)- but the differences between these three things as well as the
http://localhost address and how they work being explained could
certainly help those just getting started with apache

 
 
 

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