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Opening ports (A big tedious process that never works)


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Hello Geekstogo, i'm currently trying to open port 80 on my computer so internet users can connect to my personal webserver (Made with Apache 2.2) The problem is whenever i try to go the site it will not work. I know for sure it's because of the ports and that they need to be opened. I also am using a program that needs to have ports 4662-4672 opened, i tried port forwarding on my router (192.168.1.1) and it still didn't seem to work. Any help would be good; if anything i know i will get it here. IF you need any pictures of my router UI/GUI just ask. Thanks, Jon

Link to router here

Edited by iceyJDP, 26 June 2006 - 11:25 PM.

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In the following link you will find information about port forwarding the NR041 router. Select the topic or program you need information about.

http://www.portforwa.../NR041index.htm
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Thanks for the information. I had dynamic IP and needed to change it to static

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When trying to add a port(80) i get this error: Failure: No space to add Port Forwarding or have a duplication port
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Try using port 8080. You URL will read... www. yoursite.com:8080
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Try using port 8080. You URL will read... www. yoursite.com:8080

Okay, then one question. When registering a domain, will the physical address be able to have a port, or no?

What i'm asking is if i have to use DSN
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Everything will be the same. By default port 80 is used for http. By using an alternate port you can bypass the problem for now. By using port as shown in the in the example (www.yoursite.com:8080) you are declaring the alernate port. When you have sorted out the problem change the port back to 80.
Have you contacted your ISP to see if there is a problem on their end?
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Everything will be the same. By default port 80 is used for http. By using an alternate port you can bypass the problem for now. By using port as shown in the in the example (www.yoursite.com:8080) you are declaring the alernate port. When you have sorted out the problem change the port back to 80.
Have you contacted your ISP to see if there is a problem on their end?

Actually, i tried using Dyn DNS and i still had to add the port at the end. If by default sites connect using port (80) which you don't have to include into the address link, as do i because i'm using port 443 for my home server. Why can't i connect to mine?


Do i need to allow apache to listen on port 80, if so, i believe i tried that and it didn't work. By the way, this is my site url http://24.252.62.91:443

Edited by iceyJDP, 30 June 2006 - 09:52 PM.

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Yes by default enrtering http://24.252.62.91 is equal to http://24.252.62.91:80
Your ISP may be blocking port 80. It is common for ISPs to block Port 80=http, Port 21=FTP, amd Port 25=email. Especially on DSL or Cable. Check your TOS. If they prohibit servers your ports are blocked. D-DNS is a work around, but if your TOS prohibits servers I would not recommend D-DNS. This would violate your TOS.
My ISP (Cox Cable) will allow a server with a $30 upgrade to a SOHO account. It also comes with a static IP address. One more way to milk money out of you.
BTW I like how you are designing your site. Very clean.
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Thanks alot! Also, ironically, you have the same internet as me. Luckily, i guess you can help me. Also, my router comes with static ip, and before i had mine set to dynamic, which is the reason, as i said before, that my ports were not forwarding. Anyway here are a few screenshots of my router interface and the problems i'm encountering.

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Edited by iceyJDP, 01 July 2006 - 03:37 AM.

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I am still wondering why port 80 is not forwarding correctly, if anyone can tell me, it would be greatly appreciated!
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If you have Cox Cable than I can speak from personal experence. You have ports 80, 25, an 21 blocked. You have two options. 1 is pay $30\mo for the residential SOHO package which will allow you to run a server on your Cable connection, or 2 uns DDNS to cheap the connection. That otion I will not diccuss since it is in violation of the TOS with COX, and while not illegal it would encourage you to violate your contract with COX.
I also do not think the forum would allow such posts.
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Actually, i can live with it; if they have it blocked then that's fine. Although, to say the least, it's an annoyance to have to type in the port everytime i want to access the site.

Edited by iceyJDP, 07 July 2006 - 07:24 AM.

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I agree. I moved up to the SoHo account so I could get a Static IP and host my site. That gave me unlimited storage.

If you go SoHo these sites will help you..

DSLWebServer
Port Forward
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Can you link to me to the url with the benefits of a SOHO account?
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