View Full Version : [ubuntu] Trouble accessing Apaceh site?

April 30th, 2008, 07:34 AM
I have gusty installed and apache hosting my site, Im behind a router and using a redirection service,

I can browse the site from my own PC using http://<the name of my site>
but not from outside the LAN. (apache is using port 80)

The router port 80 is open and my IP/"domain" IS being updated with the redirection service provider.

Could my firewall/iptables be the issue ie.redirections blocked ?

what would be the easiest way to diagnose this ?

thanks in advance.

April 30th, 2008, 08:35 AM
If you are trying to reach it from your LAN, you will not be able to do it.
You can not access www.yourdomain.com from your LAN (except of course if your machine name is www.yourdomain.com, but that's another story)

If this not the case, explain your case more precisely, give the address...

James Dupin

April 30th, 2008, 09:37 AM
Go to www.canyouseeme.org and check your port 80 to see if it is open. many ISPs block you from running a server on their network. If that is the case, you can just host the site on another port like 8080, or 81. Let us know what you find out.


April 30th, 2008, 11:35 PM
so .. http://www.canyouseeme.org/ cannot see my port 80 as being opend,,
*it might be my IPtables though.

my router is set to:
Virtual Server HTTPS TCP 80/80

Apache is also set to 80 as the listening port.

this config DID work at one time in the past.
I have changed the IPtables since so I think that this could be the problem.

When I put www.(nameofmysite).dyndns.org in to my browsers address bar it works.
but if a friend elsehwere does, it does NOT work.

May 1st, 2008, 05:39 AM
OKAY .. its definately my Iptables config .. after I shut down the firewall everything works as planned!!

Now If I could just remember how to add outgoing traffic on port 80 I'd be set?!

I've added

# Allow http
iptables -A TRUSTED -o eth0 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -m state --state NEW,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT

# Allow https
iptables -A TRUSTED -o eth0 -p udp -m udp --dport 443 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A TRUSTED -o eth0 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 443 -j ACCEPT

But still no go ??