I realize this is an older thread, but perhaps my question, and the answers, will benefit others who do a future search.
I just installed xampp on a second hard drive in my computer. My sole purpose for xampp is to provide a test environment for myself only prior to publishing my website on a shared server through my service provider. I do not want to any access to the the xampp components by anyone other than me.
I changed user & passwords for mysql, xampp directory & filezilla.
I am also running Norton Internet Security under Windows XP Home. I have a Linksys router with the firewall enabled, and perhaps, this is sufficient.
Norton Internet Explorer needs configuration information for apache, mysql and filezilla. I am looking for an actual solution that does not begin with "delete Norton and get something else".
At the moment, I tried Norton Internet Security configured to only permit access to & from my computer, listed by computer name. That does not seem to work.
Based upon another recommendation, I also changed the following:
in the \xampp\apache\conf\httpd.conf file: Listen 127.0.0.1:80
and in \xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-ssl.conf file: Listen 127.0.0.1:443
So, my questions:
1) Is my router firewall sufficient on its own?
2) What are the appropriate settings for NIS?
3) Are the "listen" commands really all I needed in the first place?
4) Are there any other configuration files that require changes?