web server and Verizon Westell Versalink
I have Verizon with a Westell Versalink router. Am trying to get a simple web server running.
If I use the Simple Static setting, nothing can get through from outside--but all the same, the setting says that it's port forwarding into 192.168.1.32 (which seems to be my box). So after trying that with a few combinations of other stuff, I've given up on that idea. I can't write localhost or 192.168.1.32 or anything to get to the server when Simple Static is set, so I'm leaving that disabled.
I know Apache works. To set it up I changed only two things:
About the above, I did have ServerName originally as the PPP I had identified from whatismyip.com. I don't know if that's the right way to do port forwarding--I later concluded that it was not the correct way, and changed it to 192.168.1.32. But I may be wrong. I know that even when I had the ServerName setting reading the other way, I was still able to use "192.168.1.32" from another machine on my network to be able to view an index page inside /var/www/html. So, how do I set those two items up on the .conf file?
I also noticed that I could write in
and get results, but I could never write
[PPP from whatismyip.com]:80
and get a web page.
Beyond this, I noticed that the Westell Versalink offers a large assortment of services for everything from http (on port 80), to a whole bunch of networked games and NetMeeting, AIM, etc. So I set it to "World Wide Web (HTTP)," and it thus reports in the 192.168.1.1/nat.htm Westell configurations page that I have a World Wide Web (HTTP) Port Forwarding to Host Device 192.168.1.32. And the Versalink firewall says it allows incoming and outgoing Port 80 traffic.
(What about a Red Hat firewall, though? Is there one, and if so, how do I look at it to check the settings on that?)
But I cannot get to a web page other than by typing 192.168.1.32, or localhost--either from the server box or from the networked laptop.
I can't use the PPP to get to the server.
(This was much simpler a few years ago when I was able to run Apache on Windows NT (I know, unadvised) through a 56kbps modem. All I did was set both Listen and ServerName to the dynamic IP as reported in ipconfig.)
Thank you for any help that you can provide.