I have been at this for a while tonight and thought I would seek some help before I hit the sack. I have successfully downloaded Apache and can run it without any issues on a fedora 16 box acting as the web server. I was able to make pages that can be viewed locally.
From the Fedora Box I can access my pages via a web browser at
- 127.0.0.1 as well as its local IP address.
From a windows box on the same home network I can access the page from
- its local IP address.
From both machines I can successfully ping the global IP address (provided by whatsmyip.org)
As far as I know the issue seems to be at the router. I had to reload a backup twice tonight because I kept breaking stuff (Remember folks, saving is FTW). Could any of the following issues with the router or web server be the problem? The following list sums up what I have attempted and whats enabled at the moment.
- Currently the router has NAT enabled.
- The router firewall is disabled
- I have attempted port forwarding of port 80. I used the web server local address as the forward port
- HTTP has been enabled in the linux firewall on the web server
- The internet comes into the house as follows
- ISP Provided Modem >> My personal Router >> Individual Device
Edit: According to my ISP Port 80 is blocked in the following fashion. Could this pose a bigger problem or is RedGrittyBrick's answer a way around it
- Port = 80
- Transport = TCP
- Protocol = HTTP
- Direction = Inbound