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hosting a web server at home.

Hi there,

How come when I set up my apache webserver to listen on 80, I can't connect ... whereas on port 3000 it does work !

I was aware plusnet was blocking any port ? ! ?
Is it to force customer to use the webspace hosted by plusnet ?
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hosting a web server at home.

Hi,

To the best of my knowledge PlusNet don't block this sort of thing - I run one myself without problems. If you're behind a router, have you ensured the correct port is forwarded to the server?
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Registered: 04-04-2007

hosting a web server at home.

No port 80 is clear.

What hardware and ADSL package are you on?

You will need to setup your router to forward requests on port to your webserver.

Chilly
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hosting a web server at home.

Also be aware, if your usign a router, you may not be able to test to see if it is working yourself, from an internal computer.

Most consumer grade routers lack the ability to route internal LAN connections, through the normal port forwarding rules.
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Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

hosting a web server at home.

Try to access your website via an external proxy website.

See megaproxy
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hosting a web server at home.

don't get me wrong I ran some pretty extensive test before posting:
thes include GRC shields up, nmaping from work, changing port apache listens on and redirecting on gateway and router. I also extensively reviewed iptables DNAT table on my gateway.

I m now considering reseting my router to hardware defaults.