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Web server + DNS not working together

by osensei / February 1, 2004 8:56 AM PST

I'm doing Apache development on a local Linux server and have networked it to my Win ME PC. I just want the two to communicate over my intranet now for testing & development.

I have DNS working, appearently. I can telnet from Win to linux and ftp between the two using my domain name for the Linux server like "". I can ping my Linux box with that name from the Win PC as well. However I still can't use a url like "" from my web browser.

It can't seem to resolve the dns name that I have running on my Linux box. So it goes out on the www looking for other dns server which of course return DNS error, since I haven't set up an Internet domain yet. What more do I need to setup to be able to do this for my Intranet only access?

Curiously http://IPADDRESS doesn't work on either machine but http://LOOPBACK ( and http://localhost/DIR works on the server side.

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Re:Web server + DNS not working together
by David Utidjian / February 1, 2004 10:46 AM PST

Are you running a firewall on your Linux server? If so you may want to check it. You can either poke a hole for port 80 (the default for http) or just turn it off for now.


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Re:Web server + DNS not working together
by bsod / February 15, 2004 1:39 PM PST

try useing to nics your dns is routing a internl loop back to web sever or exclude your websever from dns entrys

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