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I've set up CentOS 6.x on an old fujitsu server and want to use it as webserver. I can access apache via localhost and and I can already access webmin via port localhost:10000 (whatever that's for ^^) BUT I can't access it via the server's ip adress and my laptop(via LAN over a router). What am I doing wrong? Is that a firewall problem or something?

CentOS is installed on ESXi virtualisation software but I think that shouldn't make any difference...

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In centos 6.x iptables (a firewall) is enabled for default.

"service iptables stop" to stop iptables

If you want open some port on the firewall follow this guide

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Thanks but I still can only access it via localhost and not from another pc in my lan... – CodingYourLife Apr 22 '12 at 18:52
ha, the command "service iptables stop" didn't work but your hint with the firewall was good! found the solution to disable it here:… – CodingYourLife Apr 22 '12 at 18:59

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