I am having problems getting an Apache webserver going on my local network at home.
I have 3 laptops in the network. 1 with W7 32 bit and 2 with W7 64 bit and a router which is a Huawei 585 (wireless broadband/wireless lan)
I have installed XAMPP (32 bit) on one of the W7 64 bit machines
on installation I got this message
"Important MS Vista Note! Because an activated Windows Vista User Account Control (UAC) on your system some functions of xampp are possibly restricted. With UAC please avoid to install XAMPP to C:\Program Files (x86) (because of not enough write permissions). Or deactivate UAC (with msconfig) after this setup."
which I noted but continued on the basis that I didnt have Vista and I was installing in C:\xampp.
Tested the installation. It works fine on the machine on which it is installed and responds OK to localhost access from the browser.
Accessing the webserver from the other machines on the network I get
"New XAMPP security concept:
Access to the requested directory is only available from the local network.
This setting can be configured in the file "httpd-xampp.conf""
# New XAMPP security concept
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Deny from all
Allow from 127.0.0.0/8
ErrorDocument 403 /error/HTTP_XAMPP_FORBIDDE
I dont know the syntax to change this or even if it would help particularly as the error message referred to the local network which all machines are on. If the router has stuck in the ISP IP address then I would have though the firewall would have caught it as I have configured it to only allow local IPs on port 80.
So I dont know the solution. I could put "allow from all" and use the firewall to restrict access to specific IP addresses or is there a cleaner way to do it within Apache.
Any help appreciated