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hello all i wants to set up my own web server and want to host my web site for my home computer. i have lucid puppy linux 5.10 and apache ...
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    not able to access my home web server from another pc(internet)


    hello all

    i wants to set up my own web server and want to host my web site for my home computer.

    i have lucid puppy linux 5.10 and apache web server installed on my machine.

    i have a broadband connection also.

    i installed apache successfully. and it also run Open Source and Linux Forums

    but unable to access my domain from another pc form internet.

    please help

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    Could be the firewall, if there is one. After all a large part of a fire wall's job is to block attempts to connect from outside.
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    Does your home server have a public or private IP?

    Additional note: usually the upload speed of home connection is slower that its download.
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    my server have a public ip which is dynamically generated when i connecte to internet.
    i dont have any router device. Is it required for setting a web server?

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    If it has a public IP, then it is basically internet reachable.
    Can you connect to the webserver from the internet via its IP?
    Or at least ping that IP?


    As for the Domain and hostnames:
    You would need to install a dynamic DNS client and register it to one of the various dyndns providers, because your IP changes.
    This will limit you to some dyndns specific domains, you can only choose the hostname.

    Running your own domain on a dynamic IP would be a bit tricky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irithori View Post
    Running your own domain on a dynamic IP would be a bit tricky.

    Agreed, and be sure you have permission to do so from your ISP. In my area, you are not allowed to host your own web server unless you sign up and pay for that. Violations could cost you your Internet service.
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    thanks for help masters

    i have already installed the software for dynamic dns or it is working very fine.

    the ping command i used in my own pc (web server).
    and when i ping to my server dns as mydns.org it works fine.
    but when i put 'www' before mydns.org (www.mydns.org)it generates bad address error.

    why it generates difference between mydns.org and www.mydns.org?



    ping command form another computer via internet then not able to find my server ip. all packets are lost.

    please help
    Last edited by yahooram; 11-07-2010 at 06:56 AM.

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    i also scaned my ports form a website
    Online Port Scan | Port Scanning | Port Scanner | Portscan Tool

    and it gererates isn't responding on port message for every port.
    Last edited by yahooram; 11-08-2010 at 02:22 AM.

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