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I have set up a home server to serve files, and I have Apache running on one computer(listening on port 82) with the router set to redirect all requests on port 82 to the local IP of my webserver. I can access my web files by using localhost:82 and 192.168.1.145(my webserver's local IP), but when using the external IP, the connection just times out. I know that my router is redirecting fine because it will send port 82 requests to my laptop if I change the redirect address.

I have:

  • Apache 2.2.22
  • Linksys E2500 Router

I have done:

  • Set port redirect on my router to 82 and 192.168.1.145
  • Turned on Apache to listen on port 82(non-specific)

Just one question: why won't Apache accept external traffic?

Here is my httpd.conf: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LBSk2Z8CR79dD--yhcwke2hEa_ZBPU8OZD1Eddohz64/edit?pli=1 (sorry it's a Google Doc) - the ServerAdmin and ServerName fields have been changed for privacy

Thank you so much for your help!

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FIXED: My computer's firewall was blocking only external traffic(not internal) and I created an exception which fixed the problem.

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