Issue connecting to Apache server via external ip. [SOLVED]

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Issue connecting to Apache server via external ip. [SOLVED]

Postby foxyg » 01. June 2010 23:59

I'm going to try to keep this short and sweet.


I'm having issues connecting to my Apache server with my external ip address. Localhost and 127.0.0.1 work flawlessly. Port 80 is forwarded and has been checked (via canyouseeme.org) and works perfectly. I'm running no firewalls, windows firewall is also disabled.

So my question is what else could be the issue? I've tried restarting my router/computer/apache but to no avail. What could possibly be keeping my server from being connected to via http://71.188.195.243?



Thanks for any help,

Brandon
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Re: Issue connecting to my Apache server via external ip.

Postby JonB » 02. June 2010 00:47

I am connecting just fine, you may not be able to if your router doesn't support NAT loopback.

Did you read the error message?

Access forbidden!


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New XAMPP security concept:

Access to the requested directory is only available from the local network.

This setting can be configured in the file "httpd-xampp.conf".


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If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.

Error 403

71.188.195.243
6/1/2010 7:49:15 PM
Apache/2.2.14 (Win32) DAV/2 mod_ssl/2.2.14 OpenSSL/0.9.8l mod_autoindex_color PHP/5.3.1 mod_apreq2-20090110/2.7.1 mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.10.1


read this -
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=39738&p=157863&hilit=security+concept#p157863

Note - until you create YOUR OWN Landing Page (a Home Page of some sort), XAMMP is going to send anyone entering your site to the XAMPP page. That's what is triggering that. the list of 'locations' defines what is off-limits, note - htdocs is not on that list --

Sooo - you probably have not done that.

Good Luck
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Re: Issue connecting to my Apache server via external ip.

Postby foxyg » 02. June 2010 04:43

Thank you so much. I assumed since I wasn't able to connect with the external ip no one else could. I feel like such an idiot haha.

Thanks again!
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Re: Issue connecting to my Apache server via external ip.

Postby JonB » 03. June 2010 23:16

Great! No problem -

glad its working!

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