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Can browse to localhost but client machines cannot access the http site

Posted on 2009-07-13
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I have a subnet 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0. My Apache 2 webserver is on 192.168.0.119. I have another host on .111. I can browse from .119 (localhost) fine, but when I try to access the web pages from .111, I get an error "unable to connect" (in firefox). I can ping the machine, connect to it with SSH etc. I set the permissions on the DocumentRoot  dir and files in it to 755. Any ideas?

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tr5
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by:tr5
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Web server machine is a Fedora Core 10 . Other client is a XP.
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Kerem ERSOY earned 500 total points
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It seems that you have your Firewall active and blocking your HTTP connections.

juet edit your /etc/sysconfig/iptables

and add this line :
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT

after

-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT


Save aned exit. Issue this command:

service iptables restart

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Well done. That was it. Just one thing: I changed your line to:
-A INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT
to look the other lines in the iptables file (It didn't restart iptables with your syntax.)


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Good job. Thanks.
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by:Kerem ERSOY
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Ok. It seems that Fedora is using INPUT instead of RH-Firewall-1-INPUT. It is RHEL default. You're welcome.
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