I've been developing locally on a little Ubuntu netbook with XAMPP for about 7 months. Two weeks ago, I got a computer I'd like to use as a server. I've installed the latest Ubuntu distribution and XAMPP, moved all my files over, and forwarded port 80. I've also got a domain name from dyndns.com which is being updated by a client which runs in my router (a Netgear WGR6154 v8).

Now, when I try to access my server by typing in the address I got from dyndns.com, the browser loads until it times out. I can access everything locally using localhost as the address so I believe XAMPP is running, just unable to connect with the internet.

Also, in httpd.conf Listen directive is set to: Listen 80

netstat -a output removed (dead link).

In order to be able to view my files over the internet what should I do next?

  • output of ifconfig posted here: pastebin.com/m35895c8b – danwoods Sep 19 '09 at 5:34
  • check that your portforwarding works, everything else seems to be ok – akira Sep 19 '09 at 7:58
  • have you tried other services? try forwarding ssh and connecting to it from outside (beware of any security risks with this) by the way, you should use 'netstat -a --inet' so that sockets dont get displayed. – jcinacio Sep 19 '09 at 9:54
  • Also, general question: I was under the impression that using a service like dyndns.com took the place of a static ip address and that a static ip usually cost extra from your isp. Is this incorrect? – danwoods Sep 23 '09 at 14:50

Maybe your router isn't letting you connect to your own IP address?

Did you try checking from an external client? If you don't have one available, you can use an open proxy like nobodycanstop.us to test it.

  • Sadly, a tree limb fell and knocked out my cable so the server is off line for 2 more days. I'll report back when it's up again. – danwoods Sep 19 '09 at 16:48
  • Alright! Back up and running! When I use the address dyndns.com gave me with nobodycanstop.us I get a message that it couldn't connect with the host – danwoods Sep 22 '09 at 22:06
  • Okay, this means that the problem isn't local and that nobody can connect to your server. – MiffTheFox Sep 23 '09 at 0:01
  • Current update: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=7991743#post7991743 – danwoods Sep 23 '09 at 2:53
  • Also, I get lots of popups when I use nobodycanstop.us, to the point of sometimes breaking firefox. Just thought I'd give you a heads up... – danwoods Sep 23 '09 at 2:56

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