Various problems, ISPConfig sites not seen from internet, DNS server, Mail server.

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by mcardo, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. mcardo

    mcardo New Member

    1. I configured ISPConfig with two websites, and, they work from my LAN perfectly but not from the internet. I get a timout error. I have the follwoing ports being forwarded:

    22 tcp, 110 tcp/udp , 5900 tcp/udp , 21 tcp , 80 tcp/udp , 8080 tcp/udp, 443 tcp/udp ,53 tcp/udp, 25 tcp/udp ,995 tcp/udp ,123 udp, 81 tcp

    2. When I configure a mail client with the login info it finds the pop3 server but fails to send test email and says the smtp server fails to respond. I use postfix and configured according to "the perfect server ubuntu 8.04" guide. What can I check for?

    3. When I try to configure account with my DNS server "" It says my server is not registered. What is up with that? I've had this server running for a week now and godaddy says it is not gegistered.

    many thanks!
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2008
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    1) If the sites work from the internal LAN, then its a problem with your router or your DSL provider blocks connections on port 80-

    2) Please reconfigure your server exactly as described in the perfect setup guide for your linux distribution. You will find the list of the guides on

    3) Please aks the godaddy support and have a look at the godaddy tutorial for ISPConfig:
  3. mcardo

    mcardo New Member

    I actually went through the installation guide "The perfect server ubuntu 8.04" Twice from scratch.

    I found out how to register my server as a dns server under the godaddy website (its under "domain manager">"host summary">"add host". This let me add my server by name and IP (some people call this procedure "glue-record"), then I went to "nameservers" and successfully added it as my primary DNS server)

    I called my ISP they told me they don't block any ports.

    After this, is there anything else I could try?

    note: I can access my ispconfig admin panel from outside my lan using port 81. I can see my "it works" page, which means the instance of apache2 bundled with ubuntu works.

    thank you for the time. Hope to hear from anyone regarding this matter soon
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2008
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's the output of
    ls -la /etc/apache2/vhosts/
    ? What's in Vhosts_ispconfig.conf, and what's the output of

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