Configure user-to-user Apache connection


First, I have 2 XP Professional workstations connected to each other through a switcher running TCP-IP.  Machine 1 is setup and Machine 2 is

After installing Foxserv I have been able to connect to my running Apache service by using "http:/localhost" from Machine 1.  The problem is that I can not connect from Machine 2 to the Apache server, no matter what I try.  Can someone pleas help?
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hi Tellis16,

Could you ping machine1 from machine2?

try to do on machine2.

tellis16Author Commented:

Not only can I ping, I can also telnet 80 and I get some garbage characters with the work Apache somewhere in the middle of it all.  This tells me that the Server is listening to port 80.  Why I can't connect from the browser on Machine two is puzzling......
tellis16Author Commented:

I don't know if this helps... I decided to change the config file for Apache to listen only to and the service would no longer start.  I then when into the error log to find the following: (995)Unknown error: winnt_accept: Asynchronous AcceptEx failed.

Hope that helps somewhat.
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First on machine 1, try:

1. Connecting to

If so then you know that the server is listening on the external ip address.

2. If you remove the switch and connect the 2 systems together with a crossover cable (or through a 'plain' hub?)then I presume that the system works. If it does, then the problem is with your switch.

Do you get the same strange chars if you connect from system 1 by telneting to port 80?
In fact, I'm going to guess that you have some form of firewall running on the system, preventing external conenctions from functioning correctly to Port 80?

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..and I presume that apache is running as a user with the appropriate permissions?
tellis16Author Commented:

Thanks for the response... I have since relocated and will need about 2 days to re-connect the two machines again.   I am looking forward to trying the above from your comments to perhaps solve my problem with Apache.

Thank You,
Terry E.
tellis16Author Commented:

I'm sorry I dropped the ball on this topic.   I'm not in the position now to continue trying to solve my Apache problems.

I do intend to give you the points for all of your help.

Thanks again,
Terry E.
Terry: Apology.  got stuck with other stuff for a while :(

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