Can't access IP address localhost accross network

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Can't access IP address localhost accross network

Postby Hakimo » 19. May 2010 01:45

Hi,

This is my first post and hope you guys can help. I installed xampp on my PC and it's connected to other PCs on the local network. At the moment these PCs can access my localhost folder by eg "MyIPAddress/website" without any problems. I installed another XAMPP on another local PC but somehow I can't connect to the IP address there using the same method "IPAddress/website2". How can I fix this?

Thanks in advanced.

p.s. - I'm using XAMPP 1.7.2

-Hakimo
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Re: Can't access IP address localhost accross network

Postby BigWetDog » 19. May 2010 02:07

First, have you verified Apache is up and running on PC#2? Can you browse to http://localhost on PC#2?
Can you connect to the other machine using other protocols, say, filesharing for example? Did you make sure that the other machine is not running some kind of firewall? Or if it is that it's not blocking port 80 inbound?
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Re: Can't access IP address localhost accross network

Postby Hakimo » 19. May 2010 02:32

Hi, thanks for the reply. LOL I'm such a douche, the solution is far less complex. I just had to switch off the windows firewall and now it works :oops:
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Re: Can't access IP address localhost accross network

Postby MC10 » 23. May 2010 02:48

That's not the best idea. A firewall provides you protection from the Internet. The better way is to keep your firewall on and define exceptions for the ports that Apache/MySQL/etc. use.
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