: external access to Web Server

Feb 12th, 2004, 12:04 PM
This week I decided to start playing with the Apache web server and have it set up to serve pages on my home LAN. I'd now like to be able to access these pages externally. I have Sympatico's Basic DSL service and am behind a Barricade SMC7004BR router. I have set the virtual server to allow access but have not been able to access my pages externally. I know I'll need to sign on with a dynamic dns service but if I'm using the currently assigned IP, and I'm interpreting what that is correctly, I should be able to access my web pages externally--unless Sympatico blocks port 80 and I don't see in their documentation anything about that. Can anyone advise me?



Feb 12th, 2004, 12:18 PM
I know whats going on here
I had cable internet and I could use my Mac as a web server anytime it was turned on
Now I have Sympatico DSL and it switches IP number quiet quickly, making it impossible to set up a link to your sites from another computer.
You can check your local machine to see if it serving pages by typing this the web browser on your machine or the name of your page
Im not at home so I cant check this
you may have to experiment
Your firewall may also be a problem, someone else might help with that.

Feb 12th, 2004, 02:12 PM
Yes, I can and have since I set this up on Monday been able to access my pages from any computer inside my LAN. I've set the router to allow access to my server and I checked what I thought was the Sympatico assigned IP address. I've someone outside my LAN who I give this IP to and I monitor it to see if it changes but still haven't been able to get through from outside.

Terry O'Leary
Feb 12th, 2004, 03:13 PM
To figure out if the problem is sympatico or your router setup take your router out of the "circuit" Then just connect your webserver machine to the adsl modem and use System_Preferences:Network to invoke the PPOE connection.

Then call your friend.

PS. Make sure you have ftp and file sharing turned off before you make the connection.