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Hi

Sorry if this is OT but I thought some of you would have experienced this
and be able to help.

I am new to all this and am trying to set up a Linux machine (Fedora 3) as a
LAMP server on a LAN with a Windows XP Prof machine. The boxes are connected
via a cheap switch.

I have added the site address to the Hosts file on both machines, flushed
all chains from iptables on the Linux machine and there appears to be no
firewall on XP.

From the XP machine I can telnet mysite.com 80 and get my html test page -
however when I use Internet Explorer it cannot find my page and responds
"The web page you requested is not available offline". The same thing
happens when I use another box with windows 2000. Pressing the connect
button just sends it off looking for - what I assume - is a DNS site

From the Linux machine I have used Tcpdump to monitor the traffic (at least
this is making me learn about Fedora) on the XP machine. I get plenty of
traffic when I use telnet but nothing when I use Internet explorer - I would
have expected something not that I understand what the messages mean

I've been looking at this for days now so any suggestions (other than doing
away with windows) would be appreciated.



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Sorry - please ignore previous request

I found my problem - I had "www" in front of my URL in IE

Why does that affect it.
"Geoff Blake" <gd*************@ozemail.com.au> wrote in message
news:_e****************@nnrp1.ozemail.com.au...
Hi

Sorry if this is OT but I thought some of you would have experienced this
and be able to help.

I am new to all this and am trying to set up a Linux machine (Fedora 3) as a LAMP server on a LAN with a Windows XP Prof machine. The boxes are connected via a cheap switch.

I have added the site address to the Hosts file on both machines, flushed
all chains from iptables on the Linux machine and there appears to be no
firewall on XP.

From the XP machine I can telnet mysite.com 80 and get my html test page -
however when I use Internet Explorer it cannot find my page and responds
"The web page you requested is not available offline". The same thing
happens when I use another box with windows 2000. Pressing the connect
button just sends it off looking for - what I assume - is a DNS site

From the Linux machine I have used Tcpdump to monitor the traffic (at least this is making me learn about Fedora) on the XP machine. I get plenty of
traffic when I use telnet but nothing when I use Internet explorer - I would have expected something not that I understand what the messages mean

I've been looking at this for days now so any suggestions (other than doing away with windows) would be appreciated.



Jul 17 '05 #2

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Geoff Blake wrote:
Sorry - please ignore previous request

I found my problem - I had "www" in front of my URL in IE

Why does that affect it.
www.mysite.com and mysite.com are not the exact same domain name and can
point to different IP addresses.

If you want it to work with the www prefix then you need to add that
into your hosts file as well.

"Geoff Blake" <gd*************@ozemail.com.au> wrote in message
news:_e****************@nnrp1.ozemail.com.au...
Hi

Sorry if this is OT but I thought some of you would have experienced
this and be able to help.

I am new to all this and am trying to set up a Linux machine (Fedora
3) as

a
LAMP server on a LAN with a Windows XP Prof machine. The boxes are

connected
via a cheap switch.

I have added the site address to the Hosts file on both machines,
flushed all chains from iptables on the Linux machine and there
appears to be no firewall on XP.

From the XP machine I can telnet mysite.com 80 and get my html test
page - however when I use Internet Explorer it cannot find my page
and responds "The web page you requested is not available offline".
The same thing happens when I use another box with windows 2000.
Pressing the connect
button just sends it off looking for - what I assume - is a DNS site

From the Linux machine I have used Tcpdump to monitor the traffic (at

least
this is making me learn about Fedora) on the XP machine. I get plenty
of traffic when I use telnet but nothing when I use Internet explorer
- I

would
have expected something not that I understand what the messages mean

I've been looking at this for days now so any suggestions (other than

doing
away with windows) would be appreciated.


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