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I just made a web server using EASY FILE SHARING WEB SERVER. I tried abyss but i couldnt really understand it. So everyone on my network caould acces the server using my IP adress but computers outside of the network could not. I took off the firewall then tried it again. Didnt work. I added to the exceptions list, but i dont know how to not block incoming traffic to my server. Please help. Thanks
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Moving to Networking forum.
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What are you using as a firewall? I would assume that whatever you are using you need to open up port 80 or you could specify a different port but your users that need to login to the page would have to put :255 after the ip, or whatever port it is that you pick, i just randomly picked that one.

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If you are using a residential type router to connect to the modem/internet, you will need to forward port 80 through it. If you have enabled a secure http option, you also would need to open port 443. In the router, you should have an advanced tab, and in there, should be something labeled as either Port Forwarding, or Applications and Gaming. There you will see a layout of something like:

Name From To Protocol Enable IP

You would enter in the following:

HTTP 80 80 TCP check your ip here
HTTPS 443 443 TCP check your ip here

Then outside users should be able to enter into their browser:
http://youripaddress OR https://youripaddress
and view the web page.

Also, as Johnny said, if you are running a firewall, you don't need to take it down or disable it, just open port 80 for regular http and/or 443 for https. Please try the previous info from Johnny and myself, and post back with results.

Greazy Mcgeezy
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