Still trying to get my site up!
tedm at toybox.placo.com
Tue Jun 28 03:39:37 GMT 2005
>From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Gerard Seibert
>Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 4:13 AM
>To: Ted Mittelstaedt
>Subject: Re: Still trying to get my site up!
On Sunday, June 26, 2005 11:22:19 PM "Ted Mittelstaedt"
><tedm at toybox.placo.com> wrote:
>$>>Thanks to several individuals, I have almost gotten my Apache2 server
>$>>working. Almost, but not quite.
>$>>My ISP blocks port 80; therefore I am using a redirect from
>$>>redirect to an alias using port 9545.
>$>No, you are not. You cannot redirect to a specific port using
>$>the DNS system.
>$>Currently dydns.org has beerstud.us pointing to IP address
>$>If that is your IP address then hosts on the Internet that query
>$>www.beerstud.us will go to port 80 on that IP address. If that isn't
>$>your IP number then it must be an IP address of a webhost that will
>$>issue a HTTP redirect when it gets a query to port 80 on your
>$>>The 'beerstud.us' redirects to 'www2.beerstud.us:9545'
>$>>>From my FreeBSD box, if I type: lynx http://beerstud.us, I see the
>$>>following message: Using http://www2.beerstud.us:9545/. The
>$>>made and the index.htm file is displayed.
>$>>However, I am unable to reach this site from any other computer.
>$>>Eventually, the request will time out and I receive an error message
>$>>telling me that the site is not available.
>$>>I am not sure what I am doing wrong at this point.
>$>You need to contact the support department of your ISP. I don't
>$>understand why you think that your ISP is just blocking port 80 and
>$>not any other port. There are firewalls out there nowadays smart
>$>enough to see an incoming HTTP request and block it no matter what
>$>port it's coming in on. If your ISP is blocking port 80 that probably
>$>means you haven't paid for an enhanced account that will allow you
>$>to run a server. If that is the case and your ISP is making money off
>$>allowing ports to be open for customers, then I would think that they
>$>probably have one of those firewalls setup that blocks incoming
>$>HTTP get requests no matter what port they come in on.
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>Monday, June 27, 2005 7:00:20 AM
>I contacted DynDNS, and they stated that any requests for 'beerstud.us'
>were being redirected to 'www2.beerstud.us:9545'.
Your DNS requests for beerstud.us are NOT, I repeat NOT being redirected to
www2.beerstud.us:9545. They are being pointed to 126.96.36.199
There is a webserver at that IP address which is issuing a HTTP
redirect to 188.8.131.52, port 9545. The client webbrowser then
makes a second DNS request for www2.beerstud.us.
>However, the good news
>is that the site has suddenly come online. I have no idea why though.
Because the admin of the webserver at 184.108.40.206 fixed his
configuration file, that is why.
>From the looks of it that webserver is owned by dydns, so when you
contacted them it must have lit a fire under the admin of that
Your ISP sounds like they are pretty stupid, frankly.
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