web server permissions question

Bill Moran wmoran at potentialtech.com
Sat Dec 25 19:12:27 PST 2004

Jay O'Brien <jayobrien at att.net> wrote:

> I think this is a permissions issue. I just installed Apache13, 
> and it works fine on my LAN using a fixed local IP. I opened 
> port 80 in my Linksys router, and from the internet I can now 
> get to my home page over the internet, using my fixed IP. 
> >From my local LAN I can use links on my home page to display 
> html files in directories under the directory where my home 
> page lives. However, from over the internet I can only get to 
> my home page. Except, I can go to IP/manual/ and apache shows 
> me the apache manual pages by virtue of an alias in httpd.conf. 
> So, I know it is possible to access other web pages via the 
> internet connection; I just don't know how to allow access to 
> my subdirectories. 

Sounds like your links are pointing to the private IP address, which
isn't accessable from the Internet at large.

If this is the case, fix your links.  Otherwise, please provide some
more information about the symptoms.  I doubt there is any sort of
permission problem.

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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