I've been trying to setup a LAMP stack to use as a web development server and it's proving to be very frustrating for a novice like myself.
On a Fedora 16 machine, I've got Apache, MySQL, PHP, cURL, & Bind DNS installed and configured (though probably not quite correctly.) I've managed to get my CMS installed and working for a test site. That tells me Apache, PHP, & MySQL are working correctly.
However I'm running into a problem where the CMS used cURL to access an update server to do automatic updates as well as some other things (auto-installing add-ons.) WHen I try to enable this, I get an error that tells me to check that my server is running cURL (phpinfo tells me it is) and that allow_url_fopen is set to "On" (also true) and otherwise check with my web host to make sure outgoing connections for cURL are allowed.
Since I am the web host, I cannot seem to find the port I need to open up or settings I need to adjust to allow outgoing connections or even how to check what the current settings are. How do I check/allow outgoing connections for cURL?