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I am not able to access apache installed on the guest machine from the host. Details below. I saw the previous threads and worked on that, but still no luck. So am asking.

  • host: windows xp
  • guest : centos

In the guest, I could see apache running on and I am able ping this IP from windows(host) machine. But in the browser(host) I am not able to access this apache URL.

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"Not able to access" Does that mean you get nothing from apache at all, or do you get a Forbidden / Not found message rendered by Apache? –  GeoSword Aug 9 '13 at 8:49

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Have you configured your iptables to allow CentOS to accept incoming TCP 80 and TCP 443 traffic? Try adding the following line in your /etc/sysconfig/iptables file

-A INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT
-A INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp --dport 443 -j ACCEPT

You may also want to try restoring / resetting the security context of files in your /var/www/html/ directory by issuing command restorecon -Rv /var/www/html

Hope this helps.

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What version of CentOS are you using? If 6.x, please ensure selinux disabled.

See file /etc/selinux/config , Set variable SELINUX=disabled , Reboot

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