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hello,

we setup apache on our local network, this is only intended to use as an intranet. we are running windows 98 on all machines.

the machine that we installed it on we can access it by just typing in 127.0.0.1 locally and it works, but the problem is that we do not know how to access it from the other computers, when we enter in the 127.0.0.1 it doesnt work.

how do we access the local server from other networked computers?

thanks for any help
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Do you know its actual IP address or the name of the computer?  127.0.0.1 tells the machine to go to itself, so when you type that at a workstation you are telling the workstation to try to go to itself.
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yeap, the names of the computers are (fogive me as it was NOT me whose chose the names but) barnie (the comp with the server on it) wilma, and pebbles.

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If "Barnie" is the computer with apache on it, what happens when you put "barnie" in the web browser?
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nope, i get page cannot be found
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Is Barnie an NT server?  If so, you can go to a command prompt and type

ipconfig /all

This will give you the IP address of the machine.  Putting this in the web browser will do it for sure.  
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nope, it is windows 98 machine, but just running ipconfig from start/run should give it to me right?

is there any special thing i have to setup in the config file for that ip address? or will it automatically just go there anyway?
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Sorry - forgot that your original post said all machines were 98.  Just use "ipconfig" without the "/all" and that will give you the IP address.  I am not certain which config file you are talking about.  Once you have the IP address, you should be able to type that in your browser and it should work.
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can you ping barnie by name?

C:>ping barnie

If not, it sounds like a pure name resolution issue which can be solved with WINS service (which I assume you do not have an NT server), LMHOSTS, or HOSTS file, or setup a DNS server, or simply refer to the server by IP address alone.
Start\run\winipcfg
This will show you your IP address on the apache server. use that ip address in the browser from another machine:
i.e.  http://164.242.26.187

It sounds like you don't have a good handle on IP addressing. Does every PC have an IP address in the same network? Do you have a record (spreadsheet or something) that shows you an IP address/system name mapping?

If you need help in this area, holler..

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Beutiful... exactly what i needed, it worked reat, thanks for all the help and patience...
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