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Making webserver available from Centos VMWARE image

Posted on 2007-10-06
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I've downloaded a Centos 5.0 VMWARE image and succesfully installed Xampp on it.

However, I can't access the websites from outside the VMWARE image. I probably just need to configure hosts and networking correctly but I have no clue about this.

Here are the various data that may help in solving this issue.

The ip address of the Centos VMWARE Image is :192,168.80.128, Bcast:, Mask:

The ip address of my local machine (where the vmware is running is I've put in a entry in my local machines host file (centos.test.com) that points to

Now I guess it's just a matter of configure networking-address and hosts correctly. Hopefully someone can help.


Question by:speder
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Bart van der Wee earned 500 total points
ID: 20030843
Have you configured the firewall on the CENTOS image to allow incoming web traffic?

Author Comment

ID: 20031022
No - is it running by default? If so, it would be alright just to disable it since it's just internal testing anyway. If you can help me with the command for this it would be great.

Expert Comment

by:Bart van der Wee
ID: 20031067
From what I know of CentOS - yes the firewall will be on by default. I do not know how to disable it - does it have some sort of web management interface you can access? Like webmin or similar?

Author Comment

ID: 20031090
It was the firewall. I stopped it with this command

# /etc/init.d/iptables stop
And now everything works. Thanks.

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