Viewing web server from external pcs

Asked by john makras on 2010-07-06

We have setup a website on our ubuntu 10 system and can vie it using our internal address . We have setup our router to forward all http requests for port 80 to forward to our webserver on but when we try and browse to our web server using our external ip address we can't connect to it it times out. We have also setup a A name record that forwards to our external ip address. Can anybody help solve this.

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arjun (arjunak01) said : #1

have you checked your firewall settings

john makras (jmakras) said : #2

It seems to allow all but not sure

john makras (jmakras) said : #3

We are using ubuntu server 10.0.4 - what should the firewall settings be?

Check the forwarding. Reboot the roter to ensure the forward is present. Also set the server to a static ip so that dhcp ip changes don't break the link. Also reboot the server. It can help.

john makras (jmakras) said : #5

have done all tha has been suggested but still have the same issue - we also checked to see whether our port 80 on our ubuntu server is open and it is. It seems like we need to setup something on the ubuntu server that routes HTTP requests to where our website is located.

john makras (jmakras) said : #6

just checked with our ISP and no ports are blocked- they can see our server using our ANAME recored and our external Ip address We cant resolve our external ip address and ANAME record within our local network???

Is apache2 bound to

john makras (jmakras) said : #8

I don't think so - how do we do that in apache


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Please check the following two files to make sure that apache2 is binding on


Listen 80



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