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At first it worked fine. I was running Apache on CentOS 5.5. I remember I didn't change any fancy settings to my Apache, just some virtual hosts.

Then yesterday I reinstall that server with CentOS 6.2. Installed apache and everything else. Now I can't access the website through our dyndns-ip anymore. Can anyone help? Here are some information.

  • the LAN set up is very simple. A modem, a few switches, all machines are workgrouped.

  • The modem, already has port 80 forwarding to the web server

  • We can still browse the site using internal domain name and internal ip that points to the server.

It's when we try to access our site with dyndns-ip address that it doesn't work. We can still ping the site tho.

Here are parts of my httpd.conf that I think are relevant. xyz.dyndns-ip.com is not the real address by the way.

listen 80
NameVirtualHost *:80

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /home/www/html
    ServerName www.riffhub.com

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /home/www/html
    ServerName xyz.dyndns-ip.com

I tried nmap -p 80 xyz.dyndns-ip.com and port 80 is indeed available.

How should I start fixing this problem? Any help appreciate, thanks :)

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Sounds like the virtual host isn't set up to listen on the dyndns host name? –  Alex Forbes Feb 1 '12 at 11:29
listen 80 - is what I have. Are there other settings I should try? –  J Penguin Feb 1 '12 at 11:35
What happens if you try to access directly your external IP? –  Leon Waldman Feb 1 '12 at 13:25

1 Answer 1

Make sure that the <VirtualHost> container either has ServerName or a ServerAlias directive set to the dyndns host name, e.g.:

<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerName internal-host.localnet
  ServerAlias dyndns-address.example.com
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Hi al4. I tried both ServerName and ServerAlias, both didn't work. –  J Penguin Feb 1 '12 at 11:46

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