[Lvlug] OT: Webserver/router woes
chris at kutztownlinux.org
Sun Jun 17 21:03:45 EDT 2007
Scott Ferguson wrote:
>> :-? You said the default for the admin interface is 8080. You still
>> haven't proven that port 80 isn't blocked.
> Well, the default for admin is 8080 but remote administration is disabled.
> So I would think that hitting the router (on port 80) from outside shouldn't
> even send me there.
>> Try a random port and see if you et the same behaviour.
> Switching to 8080->8080 still gives me the same result.
>> What, if anything, do your Apache logs tell you? Can you hit the web
>> server from inside your network, not from the server itself?
> Yeah I hit the server fine locally. Local name is 'charlie' on the network.
> I've setup a dyndns hostname to: ferg.homeip.net.
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Is that the only high speed provider in the area? I wouldn't touch
Comcast with a 10 foot poll. I don't know if they are blocking you or
not. If I recall correctly I believe they are one of those providers
that do allot of evil things in any case. I know they do something that
irritated me to the point I decided never to use them if I ever were in
a situation where I could get service. I forget what they do exactly
that irritates me, although I can tell you that any service provider
that inhibits or makes decisions for users to 'protect' them, increase
its profits, or save others from spam is evil. I'm thinking they block
smtp ports, and use other unfriendly technology that in my opinion
disqualifies them from being a real ISP.
Sadly - the technology in use today by individuals and services of most
ISPs providers make it difficult for users and limit technology. I still
can't believe that universities with enough public IP addresses for
every user and computer attached to the network install firewalls
blocking incoming traffic (you can't run any type of public service or
use other technology that needs such to operate, very old FTP *CLIENTS*
wouldn't work on these networks), and now they are using bandwidth
shaping (if used properly it wouldn't be so objectionable) and censor
ware. If you haven't been to a university lately many have implemented a
technology called CleanAccess (or similar) that forces uses to identify
themselves by logging in, install non-free software, and then they
censor various protocols to prevent peer-to-peer traffic.
Fight it! I am constantly complaining on behalf of others. Many ISPs
excuse themselves from the duties of running an ISP and consider it
necessary when it is not. If it were necessary every ISP would do it...
Have you tried GNU/Linux lately? http://kglug.org/index.php/Computers
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