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    Apache2 question

    Hi everyone,

    I am trying to test my Apache2 web server from the WAN side using this web site:

    http://hidemyass.com/

    I have forwarded port 80 on my router, and I'm fairly sure it's not blocked by my ISP.

    http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:80

    But when I enter my global ip address to view my apache2 web server, it doesn't work.

    localhost is working from the LAN side. And I just need to know if this is a good way for testing the WAN side.

    Can somebody with apache2 working please let me know?

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    Re: Apache2 question

    Quote Originally Posted by george5729 View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I am trying to test my Apache2 web server from the WAN side using this web site:

    http://hidemyass.com/

    I have forwarded port 80 on my router, and I'm fairly sure it's not blocked by my ISP.

    http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:80

    But when I enter my global ip address to view my apache2 web server, it doesn't work.

    localhost is working from the LAN side. And I just need to know if this is a good way for testing the WAN side.

    Can somebody with apache2 working please let me know?
    Did you test it from other local machines?

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    Re: Apache2 question

    Hello,
    If you have access to a remote shell of some sort, use nmap.

    -I'd recommend setting up something like a Rackspace cloud server instance if you can for remote shell access. You can spin up a simple cloud-based Ubuntu server for something like 1 penny per hour. If you don't use it, you don't pay. I'll spin up a server every so often as needed. It's a great resource in my opinion.

    -This website seems to work well also:
    http://nmap-online.com

    -Try an online ping also:
    http://ping.eu/

    I hope that's helpful
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    Re: Apache2 question

    Quote Originally Posted by Prospero2006 View Post
    Hello,
    If you have access to a remote shell of some sort, use nmap.
    Or use nmap-online if you feel they are trustworthy.
    If you ask for help, please have the courtesy to check for responses and thank the people who helped you.

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    Re: Apache2 question

    Quote Originally Posted by george5729 View Post
    But when I enter my global ip address to view my apache2 web server, it doesn't work.
    Trying to access your web site using its external IP from inside your network wont work, If you are on a machine on your internal network you have to access it using its internal IP address.

    To test if your site is working OK externally you have to test it from outside your network, I usually just pop down the road to my library to use their internet (you could also use a smart phone as long as it's not using your wi-fi).
    Last edited by Cheesemill; October 3rd, 2012 at 05:27 PM.
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    Re: Apache2 question

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesemill View Post
    Trying to access your web site using its external IP from inside your network wont work, If you are on a machine on your internal network you have to access it using its internal IP address.

    To test if your site is working OK externally you have to test it from outside your network, I usually just pop down the road to my library to use their internet (you could also use a smart phone as long as it's not using your wi-fi).
    The OP mentioned using "hidemyass.com" which is a free proxy which should simulate an outside request.

    As mentioned you need to make sure your port is not blocked by isp (go to canyouseeme.org from any machine inside your lan) and is properly forwarded via your router.
    Nothing is ever easy, but if it is difficult you must be doing it wrong.

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