Setting up a test web server with CentOS and WordPress

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I have set up a web server with CentOS and WordPress.  I can see the site on the box but can not see it from another machine on the local network.  The network in a windows domain.  Do I need to authenticate the server on that domain or can I run it on its own?  I have tried both ip and host name.  I can ping the ip but not the host name.  If I need to set it up on the domain how do you do that in linux?  Thanks.
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Well it seems you have multiple problems.

1) Something is blocking website from showing to the lan.  Probably iptables.  Try running the following command as root.

iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT

2) You have no DNS set up for the host.  If you already have a DNS server on the lan you need to add an A record.  I don't know what your infrastructure is so I do not know how to fix this for you.  But if you run the above command you should be able to see the site on the LAN by IP address.

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That did it.  Awesome.  Thanks.

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