Firewall and Tomcat

Ashok9
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I am using Apache tomcat as my web server in my network.

The problem is when I enable the Windows XP Firewall The web pages are not accessible from the network except my local machine. But If I disable Firewall Others can access.

I want a exception to be configured to accept only Apache Tomcat port 80 is allowable.from outside  my system. Please guide me in this. I dont know how to configure.
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check this:

How to manually open ports in Internet Connection  Firewall in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308127

Tolomir
TolomirAdministrator
Top Expert 2005
Commented:
configure port 80 with tcp.

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Is there any default ports will be enabled? So that I can use it directly without configuring.

Because I have to contact network admin to configure this. I dont have privileges.
TolomirAdministrator
Top Expert 2005
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No, I don't think so. Windows XP is not supposed to run a webserver per default.

Btw. it's port 8080 as standard for tomcat not port 80, sorry for this. (I usually configure port 80 on new installations)

See also this reference: http://archive.gria.org/docs/ogsadai/1.0/docs/installation/services/winXP-pre.html

And since you've mentioned it. You cannot run a server on your PC if the network admin has forbidden this.

You've mentioned you can disable the firewall so you should also have the permission to open a port.

Tolomir


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