i'll join the discussion
i've installed xampp 1.6 (on linux of course) a few months ago and everything was going right. i could access my pages from all over the world and was no problem. then i had a break and now, in spite of many trials and new "installation" of xampp, i can't do it. i don't have any .htaccess files. i'm in DMZ, so i'm not over router's firewall. i tried even changing httpd.conf - 'Listen 80' to 'Listen *:80' (found somewhere in this forum, but windows...). command 'nmap localhost' first showed (?) me that 80 port is closed, but now it is open, and i don't know why and when it happens:). Please help me.
P.S. i don't know is it important, but i can access my "server" both by localhost (i can see all catalogues) and IP adress (192.168.2.2 - only these without "denial" in .htaccess file) but i can't do it from second PC in my network.