Cant log on to php forum please help

Posted on 2006-06-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
Please help this is really annoying me.

I have setup an internal web server using server 2003 & this is a simple way of installing
•      Apache 2.2.2
•      MySQL 5.0.21
•      PHP 5.1.4
•      phpMyAdmin 2.8.1
•      XAMPP Control Panel Version 2.3
•      FileZilla FTP Server 0.9.16c
 I have then installed which is a php forum. If I logon to the site on the server it’s self then all works fine no problems at all. If I try to use the site from another PC on the network then the problems start I can access the site and view & post stuff as a guest (no logon) but if I try to logon, when I enter my user name and password I get page can not be displayed  it try to go to this page http://webserver/bbs/login.php

Please help
Question by:mdf-group
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    Accepted Solution

    do you have DNS configured to include your forum?

    Author Comment

    dns is setup on the domain controler but ive not added extra dns setting for the forum
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    Expert Comment

    but do you have the forward zone for you site?
    and CNAME alias?

    Author Comment

    thanks for that the penny dropped when u said dns i set the server up as localhost and not the domain name :(


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    Expert Comment

    cool. .thank you!!  happy forum-ing..

    here's mine.  if you need ideas.

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