Getting my server "out there"

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by wandering_nomad, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. wandering_nomad

    wandering_nomad New Member

    For a summer project I've turned my old beloved desktop into a server for my parents and my friends. A friend of mine was helping me set the server up but then we ran into the end of his knowledge, so he sent me to you.

    I have Apache running on my own private NAT, and I need it to be viewable from the outside.

    I'm running Fedora Core 2 and am behind a Linksys WRT54G router.
     
  2. Ben

    Ben ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    So you just forward port 80 and 443 (maybe ssh as well for outside administration) to the local IP of your linuxbox... that's all, except you have local firewall running...
     
  3. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

  4. wandering_nomad

    wandering_nomad New Member

    I followed the instructions to a T, I still can't access the server exept through it's local IP.
     
  5. Ben

    Ben ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    what is "a T" ?

    what exactly happens if you try to connect to port 80 at you official IP?

    Can you see any dropped packets in the router's log?

    Have you activated IPTables and did not accept packets to prot 80 form anywhere?
     
  6. wandering_nomad

    wandering_nomad New Member

    It's just a saying.

    Timeout error
     
  7. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    Call a friend (who is not on your LAN), and see if he can access your site! I'm 99% sure he can!
     
  8. wandering_nomad

    wandering_nomad New Member

    Just did, he can't.

    EDIT: My ISP is Frontiernet (frontiernet.net), does anyone know if they block any ports? I can't seem to find any information.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2006
  9. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    When he is pinging your domain (ping domain.tld or ping www.domain.tld) does he get a reply and if so, with the correct server IP?
     
  10. wandering_nomad

    wandering_nomad New Member

    He gets a timeout.
     
  11. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    But the correct server IP?

    (small note: It would make things easier for us if you post the domain name)
     
  12. wandering_nomad

    wandering_nomad New Member

    I don't have the domain set up yet. He was pinging my IP... So.. yes, the correct IP.
     
  13. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    Okay.. Well it will not work if you have not setup your domain!

    What does your friend see when he enters http://your-wan-ip ?
    Your wan IP is the one seen at http://whatismyip.com
     
  14. TheRudy

    TheRudy ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    You probably mixed up something in router.. If he can't get to you our IP or ping you and you can access it locally its probably routers fault.. You did enter the correct IP's? Double check your router settings just to be sure..
     

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