Mask IP:port with Domain Name

John DeStefano deesto at
Thu Jun 26 12:57:16 PDT 2003

Chuck Swiger <cswiger at> wrote:
> [ ...hitting return every 76 characters would be nice... ]
Interesting... I just double-checked my Yahoo! outbound message settings, and 
confirmed message width is fixed at 72 chars.  Never had a complaint before.
If you've any ideas PLMK.  Regardless, I apologize for the on-screen abuse.
>Um. I consulted my magic eight ball, and it translated your question as:
Was it that obscure?  If so, sorry again.

>] I'm trying to host a web site on a FreeBSD machine. My registrar, godaddy,
>] offers a redirect service which sends requests from "" to your
>] FreeBSD machine, which possibly has a dynamic IP?
Yes. I have registered a domain name at, and linked it to the dynamic IP address that my ISP has assigned to me.  On my internal network, behind a 
router, I have a FBSD machine, on which I'm running apache.  In order to make all
this work with a non-well-known web server port, I had to use's "Domain 
forwarding" feature to point to the IP:port combination. 

>If so, have you set the hostname of the server via this section in your 
>httpd.conf file:
Yes; my "ServerName" variable is set in exactly this fashion.

>Also, are you running apache on port 80, or is that being blocked by your ISP?
My ISP blocks and monitors well-known server ports such as 80 and 21.  I'm 
running well out of the well-known range at 10101.


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