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I have a WinXP machine running apache (actually XAMPP) from which I have been creating a web site hoping to get an Intranet up and running. My main problem is that, I don't want to sound like a complete whiner, I wasted more than a month trying to get a Linux box which I planned to use as a server to connect to a MSSQL server without any kind of success. Nada. So before my supervisor starts getting fed up with me, I would like to put in production all the web pages that I have lately developed. What is a quick way to give users access to my PC? Like I said in the beginning, it is a Windows XP machine and it obtains its IP address automatically. I don't have much support from my IT group. I thought that I would only be developing web pages, but unfortunately, this task of administering the server fell in my hands and I have no expertise whatsoever. Any ideas? Please? Thanks! P.S. I have another question open also worth 500 points which I am willing to award in case I get this working quickly, so technically, this question is worth 1000 points.
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What is your computer name?  Is your computer part of their domain?  From another computer can you ping your computer by its name?  What port are you having Apache listen to?

If you can ping by computer name and Apache is listening on port 80, then they just need to enter:

     http://yourcomputername

If apache is listening on another port then:

    http://yourcomputername:x

where x is the port number.  If you can't ping by computername, then you tell them to enter:

    http://a.a.a.a

where a.a.a.a is your comptuer's IP address on their network.
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I'll try it out. I assume that this also would apply to a Linux box...
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Yep.  The other thing is if you are running a firewall you need to make sure that it is configured to allow inbound connection on whatever port Apache is listening on.

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