Connect to Internet test failing

Please pardon my basic ignorance; after running a full-fledged Internet server for 2 of my domains on Fedora 9 for the past 5 years, time has come to change out everything.

I’ve had no success due to becoming comfy with my setup currently (Webmin to administer the Fedora box), with centOS, Debian or Ubuntu, and I am reasonably determined to get this openSUSE 12.3 Server-only working.

This is my first foray into no GUI other than yasT. I believe I can handle it, but here’s my issue: I must test this new rig on my network, but need to have port 80 (I only have 1 ISP line)for the soon to be retired machine.

Since my whole network is static (internal & External) everything, with DHCP on the Router only for my ROKU and the iPhone, can anyone tell me what port I can open on my Router for Internet access for this machine? I have 443 open but obviously it’s not going to work for what I want.

Once done this rig will have 2 virtual hosts and both will have PHP carts as in 1 of my current domains.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated, tarzy

Hi
So you still have the ‘soon to be retired machine’ on port 80? So your router is configured to forward port 80 to this machine?

If so, why not use port 8080 on the new machine for testing? You would need to then set your router to port forward 8080 to the new machine ip address and port 80. You would then need to use YaST firewall and in the ‘allowed services’ add your apache server from the drop down to the list and save.

On Tue, 03 Sep 2013 04:26:02 +0000, tarzy wrote:

> Since my whole network is static (internal & External) everything, with
> DHCP on the Router only for my ROKU and the iPhone, can anyone tell me
> what port I can open on my Router for Internet access for this machine?
> I have 443 open but obviously it’s not going to work for what I want.

You don’t open a port for outbound connectivity usually - inbound, you’d
naturally use port forwarding to get port 80 on the router to pass
through to the server, but outbound, no configuration is necessary on the
router. As long as you have a default route on the system that points to
the router, you should be good to go.

Jim


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